Always In Our Hearts

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Merv Leibowitz

My girl was gone today and my cat, Merv, and I were fishin' around in our brains for something to do. The pool pawty never happened, a guy can only do so much lounging, and Merv fancies himself quite a photographer (he's a big fan of the photographic genius of Annie Leibowitz). So... he rummaged around until he found our girl's camera, and did a photo shoot with me. I think his photos have a child-like quality to them - sophisticated without being pretentious.









At one point he put on some techno music and started giving me instructions... you know, saying things like, "The camera loves you, man!" and "Work with me. Work with me!" and "Come on, Stanley. Make l-o-v-e to the camera." I decided to just go with it.








Eventually he captured the holy grail... the motherload of all photographs. He captured a moment of time during one of my primal playing fits. Look at the crazed expression in my eye, and how the light plays off of my snout. It's undeniable. He's a master at his craft. I was the clay and he was the potter. Never have I had a more artistically fulfilling experience.

Merv's masterpiece of the day

Merv can take my photo anytime. There may even be a government post for him in the GooberStan Ministry of Culture. I'll have to consult with the Cultural Minster of course, but I think we may have a new official photographer.

Merv Leibowitz, photographer extraordinAire.

Working with the camera and Merv,
Stanley

32 comments:

Bogart said...

MERV ROCKS!!!! My mom is STILL laughing...

Love,
Bogart

Sophie Brador said...

Amazing! Merv should be in the MOMA!

Suki said...

Wow, Merv is incredible! I love how he captured the essence of Stan...playful, loving and wise all at the same time.

Oh, and he captured your hotness, too, but that's pretty hard to hide.

Techno? Oohhh...no...next time tell Merv to put on Mom's playlist for you. But they are wonderful pictures :)

Puggy kisses
Suki

Boo said...

oh stanley,

if you didn't tell i thought merv was having difficulty to make you stand still for the photo shot. hehehe.

how is the link going now? please don't afraid to ask if u need help.

wet wet licks

Boo

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Stanley,
OH wow, Merv's skills can rival my Dad's. THey were so artistically taken that I only see bits and pieces of you.

Oscar Airedale said...

Wow, who knew cats could be so talented?!

Licks
Oscar x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Stanley, your photos are so professional looking and what a cool photographer you have there..

~ girl girl

Maggie said...

Merv is a genius! I love that crazed shot of you with Wubba! It is a masterpiece!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

PreciOus said...

Oh wow! Who would have thought a cat to be so talented? Tee hee.

Snuggle,
Precious

The Airechicks said...

Hey Stanley:

MERV is the go to camera cat !!!

He got some GREAT shots ...

Peanut said...

Can merv come take some photos of me? He is very good.

wally said...

Fierce! Good job, Merv. Not bad for a goddamned cat.

wally.

ps. Your questions: Mock duck=something my vegetable ma ape eats. Girlfriends=Samantha (Brat Pack) and Sophie Brador. Boyfriends-Studly Dudley). I believe in free love. Would it be fair to limit those who love me?

Faya said...

Hello Merv ! Great job !
Kisses, Faya

Murphey said...

I'd like to hire Merv, he takes MUCH better pics than my lady, she kinda sucks at it....

Murph

Plus she can't even get video posted, something about her old computer, blah blah!

Asta said...

Stan my Sweet goober boy,
What a talent!!Those were some of the bestest photos I've seen in ages, Merv needs to be your official photogwapher for sure!!!!To wealise that we need super close ups of your gowgeous nose and eyes and essential Stanness..he's a master...Aniie L. could not have done better..I need to pwint these out and put them on my wall!!!!muwahhhh I can even feel your wet nosey and that spark in your eye..I'm in heaven
smoochie kisses fwom a devoted fan
Asta MOC, (and just for you FB)

Lenny said...

Wow Stanley, you are very photogenic!

Your friend, Lenny

Tadpole said...

Oh, THAT'S why so many people have cats...! I couldn't figure out why people and some dogs like them, but now it makes perfect sense! Merv is a genious - and that money shot... PERFECTION!

Martha said...

Merv takes some great photos! Maybe I need a cat. Love, Martha

Sparky said...

Oh wow, great pictures! That really is a masterpiece, with your crazy eye and the lighting and everything. Merv is great at capturing special moments!

Sparky

Suki Sumo said...

Stanley, you are such a handsome pup!

Finnegan said...

Merv is amazing! He really captured your inner beast!

Woofs,
Finny

coco said...

ho-ly-dog-crap those photos are so freakin' artsy and cool. merv is obviously on the brink of becoming a very FAMOUS photog, and then you won't be able to afford those photo shoots anymore. he certainly brought out all the best in you. you look incredibly glam. love the intense close-ups and the not-sure-who-the-subject-is ones the bestest. enjoy them while you can!

Joe Stains said...

oh boy this was funny, I never knew cats were good at anything!

Amber-Mae said...

Hey, Merv is a good pawtographer! I like the Holly Grail picture, very funny... Hehehe! And nice eyeballs.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Stanny...
I think Merv just got added to my list of approved cats. It's a small list (now 3), so Merv should be honored. I didn't realize he was such a big guy...he does very good work too. I especially love how he captured your 'crazy eyes' oh and your handsomeness...too...***blush***

Lots of Loving Licks, your Ruby

CASPER AND PALS said...

After seeing your pics, Were thinkin' of firing our current photographer and hiring Merv for a photo shoot!

Ike said...

I really like the second picture because it gives a feeling of atmosphere. My mom really likes Merv because he's a round head and my mom really likes round-headed cats. Whatever.
Ike

Putter said...

Cool! Merv is a photographer! Love your blue WUBBA! Mine is red and I love him!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Ume said...

wow! Merv is so talented! he deserves to be in the Ministry of Culture, Stanley!
but of cos, he needs a model like u to bring out his works!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey he needs some catnip!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Huskee Boy said...

Wowiee.. you have got yourself one talented cat there Stanley! You were oozing sex appeal in the photos... hehehe

Balboa & Mommy said...

The two of you could make lots of money dude. Between his photography skills and your modeling, wow.

Can I have your autographs.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa