In 2013, Catalan photographer Alicia Rius discovered the
hairless cats (Sphynx) and since then, they became her
obsession. She would look for cat models in Craigslist,
Facebook and asking around.
After her work went viral in 2015, she has devoted much
time to create a complete, solid body of work around the
breed called “The Disturbing Beauty of the Sphynx Cat”, a
series of photos where she explores the breed’s beauty
within their oddity.
“A cat without that protective coat, allows me to recognize
and experience each emotion and sensation the Sphynx cat is
experiencing, as it was exposed on its raw, naked flesh,”
In the end, she wants the reader “to be complete with an
understanding and appreciation of this breed, so much as to
look at the Sphynx with utter amazement.”
If you have a Sphynx and want to participate in her Photo
Book Project, check out the information here.