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Meet Dina Konovalov

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dina Konovalov.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’ve immigrated to the States with my family when I was 13 years old. My English was poor but I was thrown into American school where I had to start a new life and make new friends. I found a visual medium through which I could communicate and express myself that spoke all languages – photography. I was accepted into Massachusetts College of Art where I met my mentor -Abelardo Morell. I spend 4 years under his guidance learning to see and to be a true artist, specializing in large format b&w photography. When I graduated, digital world exploded and I continued my journey with new technology.

Please tell us about your art. Although I do a lot of commercial and fashion work, I also try to find time to create some new fine-art pieces in-between. In my personal work, I create surreal still-life’s and tell stories using old dolls, mirrors, objects with textures and history. I’m inspired by the unconscious state of mind during dreaming, deep fears and finding beauty in the unusual and unknown. Many times, viewers get a beautifully creepy feel from my images and find that unsettling. That’s ok with me because I want to push people out of their comfortable zone and see things a bit darker and deeper.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Keep creating new work. Don’t be afraid to be different. Love what you do.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The link to my fine-art photography site is: www.dinakonovalov.com
I am working on creating an e-commerce site where prints of my work will be offered while continuing to exhibit in local galleries. For my commercial side of work, I can be found on: www.dinakphotography.com and am available to be hired for different creative projects.

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Image Credit:
Headshot by: Masha Vesset

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