And, I shall wait for you

For you to come back home

For my life is not much

Whilst you are gone

- Athey Thompson -

Furrytails in windowsills - home sweet home

As a photographer for the municipality of Gouda, I often walk the streets of Gouda. - for work or just to get some fresh air and stretch my legs –. I regularly come across cats, rolled up like little fluffy balls, in the Gouda window frames; either sunbathing on the window sill, just bored or with a curious eye, waiting for their human to return home; “Raamkatten & co” Called in Dutch.


Window Cats, dogs and other pets. They come in many shapes and sizes, telling their own stories. Apart from cats, I come across all sorts of pets in window frames such as, quite recently, a parrot with a spoon in its paw which looked very funny.

Raamkat op De raam


In 2015 I got the idea to capture these “windowcats” with my camera. I turned this into a project: Furrytails in windowsills.


So far I have photographed about 140 Window Cats & co and the number is still increasing. I just have a lot of fun in photographing them, each one with its own character and posture. I love to play with the reflections and the light. I like the window frame decorations too. They each tell a story about the people who live there. It captures a spirit of this time.


Raamkatten & Co media

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