Photographer of Year 2021 / Fine Art

Anima

  • Prizes
    Gold in Fine Art/Nudes, 1st place winner in Fine Art
  • Company
    George Mayer Studio
  • Photographer
    George Mayer

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", that is "soul" in translation from Greece. The anima is a personification of all feminine psychological qualities that a man possesses, such as haziness and vagueness of feelings and moods. In the process of working on creative projects, I tend to resort to a kind of meditation and try to establish a connection with my anima, which is depicted as a nude female figure. The red circle on the works is a reference to the planet Mars.

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»