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JIRINA is a professional photographer, director and artist based in Helsinki, Finland.
A daughter of a fortune teller, JIRINA didn’t need to gaze into her mother’s crystal ball to know where she was headed. At the age of 12, she began pursuing photography, and immediately fell in love with working with people and creating breathtaking photographs.
JIRINA has a BA in Photography from the Lahti Institute of Design and Fine Arts. During her career, she has worked both in the UK and Finland.
In her work, she enjoys creating visual worlds and moods together with other visionary creatives. With her colorful, provocative style, she is an experimentalist at heart and loves to strike her viewers with awe. Her work is all about movement and connection, strong and vivid colors, and intense expressions. A versatile photographer, JIRINA does not shy away from goofiness. Everything needs a pinch of the absurd.
For JIRINA, art is an escapist trip from, or a gritty parody of, reality. Exploring gender and sexuality is the primary focus in her art.
Some of her on-going art projects include performative social media projects JIRINacid and Keisari. In her project JIRINacid, she uses her body as a tool to inspect the experience of objectification as a woman. Keisari, on the other hand, shakes the narrow roles of masculinity.
BASED IN Helsinki, Finland