ROBIN SCHWARTZ’S Primate Portraits

Robn Schwartz’s Primate Portraits.

“The majority of apes and monkeys I photographed were privately cared for, contributing to the diversity of relationships, environments, and personal possessions in the photographs.

I incorporated elements from paintings, illustrations and my fantasy images into the photographs and tried to show each primate had a unique personality. I usually photographed within three feet of each primate, with a 35mm lens, never through bars or plexi-glass cages. I made friends with the primates and made subsequent visits. Developing a relationship was essential to capture the intensity of eye contact, which shows a consciousness of me.

I sought moments and edited for photographs that do not represent the everyday world of monkeys and apes in captivity, but my dream world of primates. Meeting the vast variety of primates and encountering the generosity of the owners, anthropologists and keepers was the experience of a lifetime.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • http://www.matwigley.co.uk mat wigley

    wonderfully sad pathos, love love love

  • http://futuranimal.org/ Fidel

    This is your “dream world of primates”??? This is a NIGHTMARE. Primates are not toys. They are not “pets”. They are intelligent sensitive living beings.They should be living in freedom, not dressed like “little humans” for the selfish joy of their human “owners”.