The 'Shapes of the Soul' Contrasts Soft and Rugged to Explore the Soul

By: Alexander Lam - Published: Aug 13, 2013 • References: zoltanmihaly and mymodernmet
A series of photographs entitled 'Shapes of the Soul' by artist Zoltan Mihaly explore the different forms that a soul can take by contrasting two very striking forms. The photo collection depicts a delicate feminine subject contrasted against a rugged and bestial one. Model Daria Blanariu was placed next to a hulking elephant where they posed for intimate and striking photos. All of this is emphasized by breathtaking lighting that emphasizes each subject's qualities.

Mihaly set out to create the breathtaking photographs in an effort to examine the different appearances that a soul can take on. According to the artist, "Souls are all united through one and the same divine essence, regardless of their exterior fragileness or harshness." By using a gargantuan pachyderm and elegant woman, Mihaly is portraying that perfectly.