Yago Partal loves animals. And he has a particularly strange way of showing his thoughts on fashion. Digitally manipulating portraits of various animals (from panda bear to rhinoceros and wolf), traded in their natural fur and hide for a gentlemen ensembled outfitsranging, from hawaiian shirts and knit sweaters to leather jackets and tuxedos.
Should you, filthy animals, like any of the photos from the series, Partal is offering them for fans in a print format. You can purchase any of the ones pictured below (along with a handful of others not shown below) from his online store.But who is this Yago Partal? A photographer, yes. After studying Fine Arts in Barcelona, with a specialization in Visual Arts, Yago Partal undertook a project with Manel Soto; the creation of a Visual Arts Studio. They spent six years working for brands and companies like Filmax, Chesterfield International, Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Canal +, and doing some editorial work for fashion brands, as well as submerging themselves in a more artistic environment with several exhibitions showing more personal projects.
After this period, he decided to move away from the design and illustration sector to focus only on photography. He started teaching photography at Iki Make Up School by Giann Franco Auditore, as well as his own studio, including fashion and personal series. He then became a member of the Special Effects company DDT (Oscar for “Pan’s Labyrinth”), where he plays a creative role, using photography and photo retouching to design and generate pre-visualization materials that show the potential finished effects for movies like Almodovar ‘ s “La Piel que Habito” or J. A. Bayona ‘ s “The Impossible”. Now, at the age of 29, he is still working at DDT and doing editorial work, as well as making conceptual photo series of a more personal nature.