On a winter’s evening in 1949, Walter Chandoha was walking to his three-room apartment in Astoria, Queens, when he spotted an abandoned gray kitten shivering in the snow. He put it in a pocket of his Army coat and brought it home to his wife, Maria.
The kitten’s antics — racing through the apartment each night as if possessed, shadowboxing with his image in a mirror — inspired the couple to name him Loco. Mr. Chandoha (pronounced shan-DOE-uh) was moved to photograph Loco and quickly sold the pictures to newspapers and magazines around the world.
Taking pictures of cats soon began to look like a more fulfilling career path than the one in advertising that Mr. Chandoha had planned while attending New York University, after serving in World War II. So, after graduating, he turned to freelance photography for a living — and, by the mid-1950s, he had begun a long period as the dominant commercial cat photographer of his era.
“Walter Chandoha’s cat models, shown on this page, must be alert, graceful and beautiful,” read a newspaper ad in 1956 for a cat food brand that featured his photos. “To keep them that way, Mr. Chandoha feeds them Puss ‘n Boots because Puss ‘n Boots is good nutrition.”
By the time he died, on Jan. 11, Mr. Chandoha had taken some 90,000 cat photos, nearly all before cats had become viral darlings of social media. He was 98.
His daughter Chiara Chandoha said he died at his home in Annandale, N.J., where his last cat, Maddie, a brown, beige and black tabby, followed him everywhere.
Although Mr. Chandoha photographed dogs, horses and other animals, he is known primarily for his cat pictures, which appeared in magazines like Life and National Geographic, on the cans of myriad brands of cat food, in calendars and in books like “Walter Chandoha’s Book of Kittens and Cats” (1963) and “How to Photograph Cats, Dogs and Other Animals” (1973).
“Once upon a time,” Carey Dunne wrote in 2016 in an article for Hyperallergic, an arts and culture website, “there was but One Cat Photographer to Rule Them All. His name was Walter Chandoha.”
Mr. Chandoha grew up with cats — they chased mice away at his family’s grocery store in Bayonne, N.J. — and felt that their personalities made them ideal subjects for photographs.
“You’d never get the same expressions with dogs,” he said in an interview for the book “Walter Chandoha: The Cat Photographer” (2015). “Cats are just naturally expressive. They get in such a variety of situations.”
“We’d feed them first, and my mom would ask me to keep handing her kittens, and she would put them on a stool,” Ms. Chandoha said in a telephone interview. “While he was looking through the viewfinder, she’d distract them with a feather or a noise. Sometimes you’d get the shot in 10 minutes, sometimes in two days.”
Walter George Chandoha was born in Bayonne on Nov. 30, 1920. His parents, Sam and Pauline (Tychy) Chandoha, were Ukrainian immigrants.
Walter began taking pictures with his family’s folding Kodak camera. He learned the fundamentals of darkroom work at the Lens Club in Bayonne. A -a-week job after high school as a photographer’s assistant in Manhattan further developed his photographic and darkroom skills.
After being drafted into the Army, he became a press photographer for the weekly newspaper at Fort Dix, in New Jersey, and then served as a combat photographer in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he attended the N.Y.U. School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance (now the Leonard N. Stern School of Business) on the G.I. Bill. In his spare time he photographed New York City street scenes, including some well-known ones taken at the old Pennsylvania Station.
In 1949 he married Maria Ratti, met Loco and graduated. His cat pictures won contests — in one case he took home a prize from The Brooklyn Eagle for a shot of two kittens appearing to escape over a wall — and were seen in various newspapers. His early success led him to resign after three weeks from a job taking pictures for college yearbooks.
“We starved for two years, were happy,” he said in an interview in 2011 with Photographers Speak, a blog, “and although I did not realize it at the time, we were building a stock picture file that is still yielding today, some 50 years later.” He built an archive of more than 225,000 photographs.B:
【楚】【子】【涵】【自】【创】【了】【十】【八】【式】“【降】【魔】【剑】【法】”，【但】【因】【身】【体】【伤】【势】【严】【重】，【只】【得】【在】【脑】【海】【里】【反】【复】【演】【练】。 【他】【的】【无】【畏】【神】【剑】，【因】【为】【注】【入】【了】【相】【柳】【的】【修】【为】，【功】【力】【更】【是】【威】【猛】【无】【比】。【而】【相】【柳】【对】【癞】【头】【和】【尚】【十】【分】【憎】【恶】，【所】【以】【在】【无】【畏】【神】【剑】【附】【近】【数】【公】【里】【范】【围】【内】，【癞】【头】【和】【尚】【会】【法】【力】【尽】【失】。 【秦】【厉】【云】【回】【到】【浮】【屠】【山】【入】【口】【处】，【听】【闻】【细】【腰】【告】【诉】【他】【这】【边】【发】【生】【的】【事】【后】，【怒】【不】【可】【遏】
【穿】【越】【一】【片】【片】【高】【及】【人】【头】【的】【杂】【草】，【人】【们】【终】【于】【看】【到】【不】【远】【的】【前】【方】，【有】【一】【片】【相】【对】【干】【净】【整】【洁】【的】【地】【势】，【只】【是】【那】【地】【盘】【上】【的】【孤】【坟】，【却】【是】【刺】【伤】【了】【几】【乎】【所】【有】【人】【的】【眼】【睛】。 【荒】【废】【的】【山】【坡】，【孤】【寂】【而】【破】【败】【的】【孤】【坟】…… 【众】【人】【还】【有】【什】【么】【不】【明】【白】【的】！ 【想】【来】【这】【处】【便】【是】【云】【汐】【母】【亲】【云】【以】【心】【的】【坟】【墓】【了】【吧】！ 【如】【果】【不】【是】【有】【人】【刻】【意】【将】【孤】【坟】【四】【周】【的】【茅】【草】【拔】【出】，【绝】【对】
Redmi Note8 Pro【和】Realme X2【这】【两】【款】【手】【机】，【在】【双】【十】【一】【期】【间】，【给】【广】【大】【消】【费】【者】【做】【出】【很】【大】【的】【让】【利】，6GB+128GB【版】【均】【跌】【至】1499【元】，【性】【价】【比】【十】【分】【高】，【如】【果】【买】【手】【机】【的】【网】【友】，【或】【许】【可】【以】【看】【看】，【确】【实】【性】【价】【比】【很】【高】。OPPO【的】【子】【品】【牌】Realme，【自】【从】【进】【入】【国】【内】【市】【场】【后】，【就】【频】【频】【爆】【发】，【发】【布】【多】【款】【性】【价】【比】【产】【品】，【直】【接】【对】【标】【小】【米】【子】【品】【牌】Redmi，【两】【者】【竞】【争】【十】【分】【激】【烈】，【吸】【引】【了】【很】【多】【网】【友】【的】【关】【注】。十二生肖90期白小姐【金】【刚】【封】【锁】！ 【强】【大】【的】【封】【印】【下】，【七】【尾】【渐】【渐】【难】【以】【动】【弹】，【不】【过】【没】【几】【秒】【钟】，【七】【尾】【挣】【扎】【剧】【烈】，【渐】【渐】“【挣】【脱】”【了】【封】【锁】，【口】【中】【聚】【集】【一】【道】【尾】【兽】【玉】，【轰】【然】【往】【结】【界】【打】【去】。 【速】【度】【太】【快】，【除】【漩】【涡】【水】【户】【外】【没】【人】【反】【应】【过】【来】，【但】【即】【便】【她】【抵】【挡】【速】【度】【够】【快】，【却】【也】【没】【能】【保】【护】【结】【界】【周】【全】。 【下】【一】【秒】，【一】【道】【黑】【色】【阴】【影】【从】【大】【地】【冒】【出】，【迅】【速】【掠】【夺】【九】【尾】【外】【所】【有】【尾】【兽】【的】
“【这】，【这】【不】【可】【能】！”【唐】【云】【白】【不】【敢】【置】【信】【的】【看】【着】【莫】【尘】【说】【道】：“【我】【的】【解】【药】【不】【可】【能】【无】【法】【消】【解】【百】【毒】【酿】【的】【毒】【性】！【你】，【做】【了】【什】【么】？ 【那】【种】【冰】【凉】，【对】！【就】【是】【那】【种】【冰】【凉】【之】【感】，【我】【的】【百】【毒】【酿】【最】【是】【温】【和】，【根】【本】【不】【会】【有】【这】【种】【冰】【凉】【之】【感】。【你】，【对】【我】【的】【百】【毒】【酿】【做】【了】【什】【么】！” 【莫】【尘】【看】【着】【已】【经】【完】【全】【没】【有】【了】【死】【志】【的】【唐】【云】【白】，【不】【由】【的】【笑】【道】：“【你】【既】【然】【在】【唐】【门】
【秦】【璟】【丞】【捏】【了】【捍】【她】【的】【脸】，“【他】【们】【可】【能】【怕】【我】【对】【你】【居】【心】【不】【良】，【我】【会】【让】【他】【们】【接】【受】【我】【的】，【这】【件】【事】【你】【别】【管】，【安】【心】【养】【胎】。” 【秦】【浼】【妩】【点】【了】【点】【头】，【这】【件】【事】【她】【也】【不】【想】【管】，【怎】【么】【讨】【好】【岳】【父】【岳】【母】【是】【他】【的】【事】，【她】【操】【那】【么】【多】【心】【做】【什】【么】。 【怀】【孕】【嗜】【睡】，【和】【秦】【璟】【丞】【聊】【了】【一】【会】【儿】，【她】【就】【昏】【昏】【欲】【睡】【了】。 【秦】【智】【冯】【和】【蒋】【雅】【丹】【没】【睡】【多】【久】【就】【醒】【了】，【这】【段】【时】【间】【他】【们】
【厉】【明】【谦】【的】【手】【在】【会】【议】【室】【的】【门】【上】【停】【了】【两】【秒】，【最】【终】【还】【是】【没】【有】【推】【门】【进】【去】，【与】【唐】【毅】【一】【前】【一】【后】【的】【离】【开】【了】【鉴】【定】【中】【心】【的】【大】【楼】。 【凡】【事】【留】【三】【分】【情】，【日】【后】【好】【相】【处】。 【厉】【明】【谦】【默】【默】【的】【看】【了】【停】【在】【较】【远】【处】【的】【一】【辆】【汽】【车】，【如】【果】【他】【没】【有】【看】【错】，【这】【辆】【车】【子】【已】【经】【跟】【了】【他】【们】【一】【整】【天】【了】，【与】【唐】【毅】【交】【换】【了】【一】【个】【眼】【神】，【齐】【步】【走】【了】【过】【去】。 【看】【到】【他】【们】【走】【过】【来】，【坐】【在】【这】
【付】【依】【婉】【脸】【色】【巨】【变】，【她】【从】【小】【被】【家】【人】【捧】【在】【手】【心】【上】，【进】【入】**【后】【同】【门】【也】【没】【有】【人】【敢】【戏】【耍】【她】，【那】【里】【忍】【得】【了】【被】【两】【个】【无】【名】【小】【卒】【戏】【弄】，【当】【即】【想】【冲】【出】【去】【找】【到】【他】【们】，【狠】【狠】【修】【理】【一】【顿】。 【北】【旻】【拉】【住】【她】，【脸】【上】【是】【少】【有】【的】【严】【峻】，“【师】【妹】，【等】【一】【下】。” 【北】【旻】【伸】【手】【探】【了】【下】【洛】【晓】【娴】【的】【鼻】【息】，【呼】【吸】【很】【平】【稳】，【拿】【起】【桌】【上】【的】【药】【瓶】，【倒】【出】【里】【面】【的】【药】【粒】，【轻】【轻】【一】【捏】