10 Dec 2014
The $120m grumpy cat.
I was amazed to read in the Sydney Morning Herald yesterday that a grumpy cat was the highest earning "artist" in the USA last year and that it had earned $120 million -yes that's right $120 million-in two years from product endorsements,guest appearances,etc.Gwyneth Paltrow, who I do not believe is at all grumpy ,apparently "only" earned $22m last year and she is one of the top earners.
Now I don't want to sound churlish but really $120m for a cat which had the misfortune, or should that be fortune,to be born with a mild form of dwarfism.When you think about all the people and causes desperate for money it is a very sad reflection on our times.
Anyway in the spirit of the season I am making available for product endorsements etc one of my cats,Zoe,a 14 year old one-eyed Himalayan-pictured above.If anyone wants to use her she is prepared to give all her appearance fees to the UNHCR appeal for Syrian refugees.
Photo taken by me with a Sony a7 using a F2.8 90mm Zeiss Sonnar lens.