The Russian artist lives in Rostov-on-Don and works remotely from home as a creative director for an advertising agency in Moscow. He has two cats, Pif and Panya, both adopted, and a Labrador named Rooney – all of them get along very well. The idea for his giant cat project “came about by chance”. Shcherbak was looking through a photo album and one picture he’d taken in a forest on a corporate retreat caught his eye. “I liked it, so I took another photo with the intention of placing a cat in it. I decided to create an Instagram account full of pictures of only me and cats because that’s not very different from the reality I live in. I lead a rather isolated way of life.” And that’s how we got this viral furry project, now we love it even more, so in case you still didn’t, be sure to visit Shcherbak’s Instagram Page.
Shcherbak’s cat photos are as varied, as they are impressive.
The artist revealed that he finds cat pictures that he edits into his photos on Google.
“I tried taking pictures of my own cats, but they can never sit still.”
Creating each one of his giant cat pictures takes a different amount of time.
“I can finish some in an hour, but there are times when posing the cat is difficult, and I have to start all over. On average, each picture takes me around four hours to compose.”
“When I have some free time, I go for walks in the park with my dog or I read books. On the weekends, I explore the city and the countryside in search of new shots for my pictures.”
There he is! Labrador Rooney also can be seen in some of Shcherbak’s pictures.
Shcherbak uses Photoshop and VSCO for filters for his awesome creations.