Although I am not a big fan of dress animal up, I won’t mind seeing cute baby animals be photoshoped into fully-dressed human bodies. Barcelona-based photographer Yago Partal just add a new addition to his funny Zoo Portraits series – animal babies with dress that fit their unique characteristics and personality types. The series includes a range of lovable subjects, from a soft, white lamb in a crisp, chef’s uniform to a professorial Tasmanian Devil in a blazer and bowtie.
This series is not only about dressing animal in cute and quirky style but provide interesting information about each species which includes a detailed encyclopedic description about its physical appearance, its diet, its habitat, and more. It helps, especially for younger people, to establish interest in facts about animals. Find the whole series on its official site.
1. Pygmy Hippopotamus (Calf)
If you ever wonder what a casual day of hedgehog looks like, I can ensure you it will never looks like what photographer Elena Eremina created below. However, I have to admit, that series are really adorable and all the hedgehog in there just like human – they take bath in tub, wash clothes by hand, play chess, cook food or make some artwork. Of course, these are not real. Most of them are digitally edited by St. Petersburg-based photographer Elena Eremina. Although Elena didn’t mention how she get those photos done, we guess is she took photos of hedgehog and placed them in those playful miniature setting. Anyway, let’s take a break and check those cute hedgehogs.
The project “Removed” by American photographer Eric Pickersgill tries to point out our addiction to technology by showing us how people in everyday life looks like when their digital devices removed from their palm. The whole reason behind this project is a personal experience Eric had. According to Eric, “There is a family sitting next to me at Illium café in Troy. Not much talking. Father and two daughters have their own phones out. Mom doesn’t have one or chooses to leave it put away. She stares out the window, sad and alone in the company of her closest family. Dad looks up every so often to announce some obscure piece of info he found online.” This is how technology changes us. Despite the obvious benefits that these advances in technology have contributed to society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves. Eric also said, “I’m not attempting to tell others what to do with their time, I’m just hopefully offering up a moment of realization. I just personally need the reminder to put it down because it is an addiction.
If you don’t reed the title and just look at the photos, you might think these are some new breeds of flowers. But these are actually photo manipulations done by Paris-based fine art photographer Seb Janiak. Entitled Mimesis, a Greek word meaning imitation, this series was created without any special effects or retouching using only techniques from analog photography, namely superimposition and photomontage. See some of Janiak’s amaizing work below or find more on his Instagram page.