‘Who Am I?’ is an essential question that every human being asks him/herself in some point in life. This is the main and the hardest question of our lives. How do we attempt to answer it? Through endless stories.
Stories about our past, future, stories about other people, stories about imaginary characters. All of them help us form our reality, but often we get lost in the stories' entanglement, not knowing which stories should we believe in.
Dasha Pears (Russia) is an award-winning conceptual photographer, currently based in Helsinki, Finland. Dasha uses the instruments of surrealism, color, and photography to speak about deepest psychological matters, including emotions, states of mind and mind shifts. She started her photographic path in 2011, after reaching burnout in a marketing communications career.
Having tried many types of photography, Dasha found herself in the conceptual and fine art sphere. Since then her images have been exhibited in Russia, France, Poland, Austria, Italy and Finland. Dasha’s photographs can be found on covers of books published in Europe, the United States and South America.
In 2016 Dasha started sharing her experience of organizing conceptual photography shoots and producing surrealist artworks in the form of creative photography workshops. Since then she has held over 15 events in Finland and abroad.