Photographer David Wiliams shunned the "Crazy Cat Lady" stereotype by featuring pictures of grown men with their cats—and it's glorious.

Award-winning photographer David Williams started his project "Men With Cats" back in 2009 in Denver, Colorado. He wanted to break the image of felines being associated with female owners and soon began taking pictures of men with their adorable cats at homes, at parks, or on the streets walking by.

"I wanted to show that regardless of gender, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring," he had told Time Out NY magazine in an interview.

"Men with Cats" went viral soon, putting Williams in the spotlight and got him featured on sites like Huffington Post. The featured pictures are mostly documentary-style images capturing the lifestyle, habitat, and space these men share with their cats.

Here is some of his "Men With Cats" work from his newly released book, Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship that will brighten any pet lovers' day (even if you prefer dogs)!

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All photos courtesy of "Men With Cats: Intimate Portraits of Feline Friendship" by David Williams (Amazon)

Aren't they adorable? Williams' project "Men with Cats" is now a book and Tumblr where you can submit a picture of your furry companion too!

Williams had lived in Brooklyn for 10 years before he decided to relocate to his hometown Denver, with his wife, son, and two cats. 

When asked about his unique project, Williams said he hoped the series would change the way people think. 

"I hope that seeing these portraits and reading these stories will encourage you to rethink stereotypes about gender and personality types," he said.

You can find more of Wiliams' work here. Do you have a story with your kitty? Share with us in the comments below.