Cat/Man:Man/Cat (v.2)

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    [I think this is the better portrait...but the first one has more immediate power and I like the t-shirt]]

    Whidbey Island County Fair.....I first followed this person at the Fair because he had a tail sticking out of the back of his pants....then he turned around...

    Not Photoshopped....this is the real deal....

    Born Dennis Abner, college educated, former Marine and computer programmer, who had his name legally changed to Catman, told me he has been at 'reconceptualizing' himself, transforming himself by surgery, tattoos and implants, into a tiger, since 1980. I had seen him once on television, Discovery Channel or National Geographic or something, on extreme image transformation folk. He was nice enough, in a bit of hurry but gracious when I asked if I could take his portrait. He was very hard to understand since he has surgically cut his upper lip to simulate a cat and thereby eliminating an important instrument for vocalization. You have to see this large to see the detail.....there are steel studs above his lips and above where his eyebrows used to be to simulate the whiskers of a cat (i understand he takes the studs out and puts in fiberglass whiskers on special occasions)....I have no idea how he eats with those incisors...I have no idea what kind of pain he must have gone through to transform himself as a into a tiger....

    He recently moved to the Island, is looking for work and is not through with his transformative quest....

    buttersweet, Adski, tarotastic, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. buttersweet 118 months ago | reply

      umm, makes it hard to find a girlfriend

    2. cymagen 118 months ago | reply

      oh my lord,

    3. Jean Albus 118 months ago | reply

      The first portait is more powerful, I agree, but it's interesting to see more of him for sure.

    4. deadmanguru 118 months ago | reply

      he is going to leave a strange pile of stuff in his grave.

    5. wahoo-yahoo 118 months ago | reply

      Thats what the Marine corps do to your mind. LOL

    6. alusiah 116 months ago | reply

      I saw the catman on the plane that I was flying on yesterday. He was standing right behind me. It was cool to see him in person instead of just on tv. It's amazing for sure.

    7. bethers 112 months ago | reply

      I've seen him all over TV...he's super rich because of his self-mutilation! What ever floats your boat, I guess.

    8. andyshaw77 107 months ago | reply

      hey i acutally saw this guy at the cascade mall it was so awesome. i wanted his picture with me but he wasn't in the mood.

    9. bounciebaby1024 106 months ago | reply

      ok he's got some guts but i think what he dose he just wants to be him self so altho it looks scary i think he could still be a good person in side and out but that is just who he want's to be so if you people dont like it then dont look at it :) but i love it and i wounder when he is going to get his tail? later yall.!!!!!!!

    10. Black_bee 104 months ago | reply

      omg I would love to see him...I love him! I heard him say on TV that he has a website,do you know the adress?Thanx
      Beautiful photo

    11. Fermion 102 months ago | reply

      Yeah those guys from furry community do crazy things...

    12. Kim The Star Princess 101 months ago | reply

      I really would love to understand what people are thinking when they do things like this. Any guesses? What in his psyche made him think that cutting himself up to look like a tiger was an awesome idea?

    13. Jumpin'Jack 93 months ago | reply

      A tiger with fish scales on his arms? Somehow that doesn't compute.

      I wonder who his dentist is as well...

    14. wait! 1946 91 months ago | reply

      i hate this guy

    15. JamesHale2012 89 months ago | reply

      I'm a pretty jaded guy and have seen a lot in my life, but the first time I saw this picture I was honestly shocked and scared.

    16. Misses Poison 83 months ago | reply

      I love it, I love his commitment to what he wants and his life style.

      He is commited and don;t give a shit what anyone else thinks of what he is doing. He is doing it for himself, not for anyone else.

      And I'm sure there are alot of girls willing to be his gf to be honest. lol

    17. curiositys_kitty 81 months ago | reply

      I can think of MANY less painful ways to be different...there is something missing mentally here...

    18. paulkepron photography 49 months ago | reply

      Umm.... Different strokes for different folks.

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