The French Cat
"I have always thought I was extremely lucky to be able to spend my days consumed with my two favourite passions: photography and animals. In my eyes it's truly the best job in the world, but now I have added France to the equation." At once touching, ethereal and warm, Rachael McKenna's unique viewpoint has made her one of the most successful animal photographers in the world today. When she recently embarked on a new life in France, it was inevitable that she would turn her insatiable photographer's lens to capturing the unexplored world around her. The French Cat is the result: atmospheric and glowing images of the countryside, buildings and feline inhabitants of France. Rachael's intense feeling for her subject matter positively radiates from her images, delivering a book which is a joyful and uplifting visual tapestry, bound together in an exquisite padded hardcover format. Rachael's beautiful images are accompanied by her own narrative, making this a heartfelt personal record of her journey of discovery.
Rachael McKenna (nee Hale), is one of the world's most popular and successful photographers. Rachael is the author of a number of best-selling dog and cat portrait books including 101 Salivations: For the Love of Dogs, 101 Cataclysms: For the Love of Cats, Smitten: A Kitten's Guide to Happiness, Snog: A Puppy's Guide to Love, The Cat's Pyjamas: 101 of the World's Cutest Cats and more recently Why Dogs are Better than Cats, a collaboration with Bradley Trevor Greive. Her baby books include Baby Love: An Affectionate Miscellany, The Happy Baby Book: 50 Things Every New Mother Should Know and My Life as a Baby.
Born and raised in New Zealand, Rachael now lives in the south of France with her husband, Andrew, and their baby daughter, Charlize.