fashionably dressed animal portraits

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When first encountering this body of photographs by Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. However, as you look closer you realize it’s a bit more than the usual. 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.
This project, titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), is an ongoing series that includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portraits more like human nature facing your inner animal. We’re pretty sure the hipster bird in the cardigan works at a coffee shop in downtown Boise. The work is a continuation project from another series called simply Pieles (Skins) where the photographer portrays himself in a wide range of professions.
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Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.

 

He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.

 

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