/ 2020 / Fine Art / Still Life

Bizarre portraits of food

  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising/Food, Bronze in Fine Art/Still Life
  • Photographer
    Gregoris Mentzas

This portfolio is an experiment to try and see everyday ordinary items with a fresh eye. It focuses on the most familiar items around the house: food.

Apples, mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, pepper and walnuts are the models.

The characteristics of these small, mundane and unexciting objects of everyday life are overlooked or neglected. It was their undervalued visual attributes that attracted me.

My goal was to create images that look as if these items are of another world, exotic, bizarre and unexpected.

(The portfolio was developed during the COVID19 lockdown)

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.

Awards 2016: Four Honourable Mentions in the 11th Annual Black & White Spider Awards 2016.

2016: Two Honourable Mentions in the International Photography Awards 2016 Competition

2016: One Nomination In The International Fine Art Photography Awards

2016: Three honourable mentions in the Moscow International Fotography Awards (MIFA).

2015: Honourable Mention in the Fine Art category at the Monochrome Awards.

2015: Three nominations in the 10th Annual Black and White Spider Awards.

2015: A bronze star award and six (6) honourable mentions in the 2015 International ND Photography Awards.

2015: Five (5) honourable awards in the 2015 IPA International Photography Awards.

2015: Three (3) nominations in the 2015 International Fine Art Photography Contest (FAPA 2015).

2015: Two silver and one bronze award and two honourable mentions in the PX3 International Photo Competition.

2014: Two Honourable Mentions in the International Black And White Photography Contest.