The Mirror Of The Soul

Long Island photographer Denis Ostrovskiy shares his longstanding passion for photographing wildlife in his solo exhibition, The Mirror of the Soul at fotofoto gallery. Two canvases and fifteen large photographs spotlight his remarkable travels to national parks around the world. Ostrovskiy portrays his fascination with animals through his razor-sharp focus on the eyes of his subjects. He feels the eyes are a gateway to our mind and spirit. Leo Tolstoy called them The Mirror of the Soul. In photography, they are the centerpiece of the portrait. They define whether we admire or dislike someone. They make us comfortable or scare us. Can we say the same by looking in the animals' eyes? What are we to them? Do they look at us or through us? Are we prey, a menace or a curiosity to them?

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