TIFA 2021 Fine Art / Nudes

Anima

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Nudes
  • Company
    George Mayer Studio
  • Photographer
    George Mayer
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha 7riii; Planar 50mm; Iso 50; 1/160 Sec; F/3,5;
  • Photo Date
    28 Jul 2020

Carl Gustav Jung believed that there was a feminine beginning, or female part of the psychic setup, in subconsciousness of every man. He gave it the name "Anima" (Lat "Soul"). The anima is a personification of all feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses, such as susceptibility to the irrational and the capability for individual love. The red circle is a reference to the planet Mars. In Western astrology, the planet Mars is associated with the aggressive masculine element. In the photos the anima becomes positive, it is opposed to aggression and helping to find inner harmony.

George was born in Nizhny Tagil, Russia in 1985. In 2004 he graduated from the Ural College of Arts and Crafts with honors where he majored in environmental design. Since 2008 he has been taking part in well-known international photo contests such as Photography Masters Cup (USA), The Spider Awards (USA), National Portrait Gallery Awards (UK), Maestro Photo Contest (Russia). With his project “Shadows” he won Photographer of the Year at International Photography Awards.In 2017 George won one of the most prestigious world photography contests «Sony World Photography Awards»