Examples of Helmi Flick’s Work

This is a large format Vimeo video of a selection of Helmi Flick’s cat photographs. As she has taken thousands upon thousands of outstanding photographs the selection was made randomly. It was a case of whatever came to hand. That may sound careless but it is not. Almost any set of Helmi photos would be equally suitable. Although for some inexplicable reason I chose lots of Ragdolls. Perhaps, some Freudian thing happened. Ragdolls do suit the music, though.

Why did I make it? These are reasons:

  1. The first reason is poor. I embedded this slideshow somewhere on the site before but can’t find it. If I can’t find it, who can 😉 So, I thought I’d embed it again.
  2. To show off Helmi’s cat photographs. She is possible the best cat photographer in the world; certainly in the very top bracket and there are quite a few cat photographers. Channan, who is also American, and whose photos are used by the CFA is not as good. His lighting is nowhere near as good; much less vibrant. Helmi’s photos are used by TICA the other large American cat association. Although TICA is an international cat association.
  3. Vimeo videos are very high quality. They are known for that. This makes them particularly suitable for Helmi’s pictures in a video.
  4. I discovered that Apple’s well known photographer’s software called “Aperture” has the facility to do these fancy slideshows. I like the breaking up and reforming of the image. The music is bundled-in to the program so I used it. Although I don’t know whether Apple purchased the rights for its customers to use the music. I would hope and expect that to be the case. I have assumed it to be the case!

The cats in order of appearance are (excluding the cover photograph):

  • Maine Coon
  • Maine Coon
  • Bengal
  • Ragdoll
  • Ragdoll
  • Ragdoll
  • Maine Coon kittens
  • Ragdoll
  • American Curl (dilute peachy coat)
  • Moggie – red tabby
  • Ragdoll
  • Bengal
  • Maine Coon – red tabby
  • Norwegian Forest Kittens – I think ; )
  • Norwegian Forest Kittens – I think ; )
  • Persian – bicolor
  • Ragdoll
  • Ragdoll
  • Russian Blue

You can see 104 cat breeds in a slide show on this page – no music and highspeed.

Useful tag. Click to see the articles: Cat behavior

Note: sources for news articles are carefully selected but the news is often not independently verified.
Useful links
Anxiety - reduce it
FULL Maine Coon guide - lots of pages
Children and cats - important

Michael Broad

Hi, I'm a 74-year-old retired solicitor (attorney in the US). Before qualifying I worked in many jobs including professional photography. I love nature, cats and all animals. I am concerned about their welfare. If you want to read more click here.

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5 Responses

  1. Valley Girl says:

    Fun video, Michael. FWIW, I also think the 4 kittens are Norwegian Forest cats. Seems they have a classic NFC head profile. Took me a while to get to grips with seeing the differences between NFCs and Maine coons. From my POC hosted site a while back (thanks Michael)


  2. Elisa says:

    I’m learning to play with GIMP. It’s made hundreds of my old photos useable on my website. Us old grouches gotta do something to occupy us.

    Helmi is possibly the best in the world at what she does.

  3. Marc says:

    Those effects are fun aren’t they.. I played around with them at one time. Pretty impressive how Apple makes high quality stuff so accessible.

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