Silver / 2018 / Nature / Wildlife

Chimpanzee portraits

  • Prize
    Silver in Nature/Wildlife
  • Photographer
    Gregoris Mentzas

Portraits of chimpanzees that show them outside of their context and allow the viewer to develop a more personal and intimate perspective of each portrait.Each animal is a unique creature that can be majestic in its wildness. I try to capture this uniqueness focusing on light, shapes, shadows, expressions and the distinct texture that emphasizes the details of each creature.All photographs were taken in the Attica Zoological Park (Attica, Greece).

Gregoris Mentzas leads a double life as an academic professor and a fine art photographer.His work focuses on the concepts of time and decay, tranquility and silence. He strives to capture serenity and encapsulate the ephemeral quality of calmness.