In the streets of Istanbul stray cats run rampant and the way the country deal with them can be inhumane at times.

After losing her adored dogs, photographer Ekin Kucuk began feeding stray cats as a form of therapy, even taking some to the Vet to get neutered and spayed, but with no intention of them being a photographic subject. Over the years, Kucuk’s love for felines grew more deeply and she began documenting their silly and playful antics around Istanbul and other cities. She will be releasing a new book soon entitled Cat Fever, that compiles all the strays she has crossed path with. Be sure to check out Kucuk's Instagram with more of her stunning black and white photography as well.