When first moved to the Middle East I sought a safe way to make subtly political art and maintain my work’s connection between the streets and the Internet. My first day in Kuwait, I walked outside and was quickly surrounded by dozens of stray cats. For some unknown reason I felt an urge to document their personalities, homelessness, and self-reliance. Like those playing Pokemon Go, I became addicted to searching for and photographing the splendor of these beasts. With each Instagram post I hope to raise awareness of their plights. These cats remind me that no matter how bad the state of politics gets, at least I am not one of these poor felines. Each low-angle photo challenges me to capture a moment when the cat is making eye contact with the camera - a brief bond between myself and my wary subjects.​

Clark Stoeckley