SNL cat

They're only on the screen for a few seconds, but one of my favorite parts of Saturday Night Live are the portraits of that week's host - called "bumper photos" - that flash on the screen just before the show comes back from commercial break. They are highly stylized portraits that usually involve a very bright backdrop, interesting colored lighting, and the title "SNL" or "Saturday Night Live."

I've been wanting to do a portrait in a similar style to SNL's photographer, Mary Ellen Matthews. And because I can never resist a pet-themed pun, this kitten's portrait was my top choice for creating something like this. I love the result.

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