Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas



Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas 1

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas 2

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas 3

Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas 4

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Second Skins: Fashionably Dressed Animals Photographed by Miguel Vallinas 6

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When first encountering this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that. Aside from the solid retouching, lighting and overall execution, Vallinas took this anthropomorphic project a bit further and imagined what the fully-realized wardrobe of each animal might look like if it were wearing human clothes. Titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), the ongoing series includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portaits just a bit more human than animal. I’m pretty sure the hipster bird in the cardigan works at a coffee shop by my house. The work is a sister project to another series called simply Pieles where the photographer portrays himself in a wide range of professions. (via lustik)

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