Wind in the Willows has always been one of my all-time favourite stories, not in the least because it features English woodland creatures – a rat, mole, badger, toad – running around dressed up like people in waistcoats, hats, glasses and jumpers. Toad even gets hold of a car at some point and manages to crash it into Toad Hall. I also loved Paddington Bear. Zoo Portraits reminds me of these wonderful stories, with a whole citizenry created from almost every animal imaginable. Each has it’s own style and their personalities really do shine through their outfits. The bear in the woolly winter jumper, a Mod wolf, the flying Cheetah. Photographer Yago Partal has certainly taken care to match the clothing to the animals personality and the result a brilliant!
The Zoo Portraits project came about after Yago had created several portraits mixing fashion with the animal kingdom, and was inspired by his own memories of childhood wildlife stories. The project is meant to be nothing more than a fun look at what animals might be like as people, and it’s just really cute! Check out the website and find your favourite.