Dustin Fenstermacher

Banana Joe, a black affenpinscher, won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday.  He’s cute, he’s got a funny face, he’s the first of his kind to win Westminster.  Congrats Banana Joe, but yawn.  Let’s talk CAT SHOWS!

Cat shows don’t get nearly the amount of attention as dog shows.  In the future, with the internet’s love of all things cat, I’m sure this will change, but for now they are still flying under the radar except to those who are truly devoted.

This is where photographer Dustin Fenstermacher steps in.  In 2009, after the loss of his father, Dustin needed to escape.  His escape route?  Cat shows.

I’m not sure exactly how many cat shows Dustin has visited over the past couple of years, but he recently had a gallery exhibit at Gravy Studios showcasing the photographs from this period.  Click through below to see more stunning photographs.

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