About Me

Wolf Ademeit, born 1954, lives in Duisburg, Germany. The author prefers calling himself a hobbyist, though his professional life has been always closely connected with this field – he owns an advertising agency and a photo studio. Wolf Ademeit first took interest in photography when studying lithographer's craft and it's been his passion since, for more than 30 years now.

It's Ademeit's distinctive approach that makes his works stand out of a long row of ever trendy black and white photography adepts or, speaking of his most known series, animalist masters. Unique of the author is his 'hobbyist' choice to capture expressive portraits of zoo animals. Rather than focusing on wildlife in their naturally beautiful habitats, Ademeit finds charm and personality in the facial expressions of his subjects alone. Call it 'animal portraits', if you wish. More than simply keeping a visual record, the photographer provides an artistic portrayal that is often reserved for human portraiture.

Says the author: "Only a few photographers use the photography of animals in zoos as an art form. I think this is a missed opportunity… With my pictures I would like to move the photography of these animals in the focus of the art photography and show photos which are not only purely documentary."

Ademeit's incredibly artistic collection of images offers a wide range of emotions, capturing every grimace, ferocious roar, tender kiss, and twinkle in the varied creatures' eyes, each caught within a second of the animal's position he sought for. No wonder his highly acclaimed Animals series took 5 years to finish, patience being a part of the author's talent and mastership.

-Vadim Yatsenko
Bruice Collections, Kiew

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The Art Of Animals

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Enjoy The Art Of Animals

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With their magnificent mane, male Baboons are very imposing…

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Impressive animals with incredible power...

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So many species of birds, each unique...

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Whether with one or with two humps, camels are survival...

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So elegant and impressive, for me the most beautiful big cat...

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If you want to learn something about humans, you should observe chimpanzees...

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The largest living land animal, but for how much longer?

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Of the three known giraffe species, one is nearly extinct, one is critically endangered, and the third is severely depleted....

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Not only since King Kong are gorillas the perfect example of pure power...

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To photograph a wild jaguar is the almost impossible mission...

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A beautiful animal with imposing horns...

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The king among the big cats, but how long probably...

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Sporadically, lynx can also be found again in Europe's forests...

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Impressive primates that immediately captivate you...

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Orang Utans

Very smart primates with a lot of expression in facial expressions....

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Reptiles are among the oldest land creatures...

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Please protect the last rhinos - they have become very rare...

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The largest big cat can be admired today almost only in zoos...

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Various Animals

There are so many different species of animals that we think it would be infinite, but we lose so many every year forever....

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The long horns and muscular body make this cattle unique....

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Finally back in our forests after centuries....

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Zebras offer black and white photographers perfect options for graphic design…