The Artist Who Does Portraits...Of Your Spirit Animal

by Stephanie Maida · October 1, 2016

Do you ever scroll through your camera roll, going through hundreds of selfies, looking for a photo that truly defines you? Does that post-mimosa brunch shot with your tongue out really represent your inner monologue? Does that #squad pic with a group of frenemies fully display your soul? Of course not, you're a complicated being. Enter artist Miguel Vallinas, the Spanish-born photographer who can capture your spirit self through the lens of his camera. In his collections, Skins, Second Skins, and Roots Vallinas portrays, in surreal portraits, human bodies with heads of flora or animals, linking humans back to their roots in the natural world. His work is trippy, gorgeous, and inherently comforting. Finally, someone sees us as we are.

His pieces can be seen today at Soraya Cartategui Fine Arts. Click through for a sampling!