Possibly my favorite photo of all their baby photos. I think it’s time I let them out of their playpen.
The Curious Quartet have realized there is a world beyond their little bathroom playground, and at about eight weeks I see a maturing look in their expressions. Of course, I could distinguish them before this time even though they were all basically black and notwithstanding the paint on their ear tips, but I could watch their features changing and their personalities developing. At this moment I could see each different personality looking back at me from each pair of eyes for the very first time and call them by name, at least the names they had at that moment: Musetta, Guy, Joey and Sunshine. It was time for them to begin exploring the rest of their world.
I took this photo with regular old black and white film, chancy in the diffuse light in the bathroom, and me not quite experienced yet with photographing a bunch of black cats, though, of course, I was soon to learn.
Today we call them Mewsette, Jelly Bean, Giuseppe and Mr. Sunshine and a lot of other things, and this moment was a new beginning for all of us.
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