The irony of social media is that while we are never more connected, we are never more isolated. We create packaged images of ourselves that we present to our friends and loved ones, but the reality remains hidden.

Nakisa Fouladi and I combine to create portraits of her that reflect the tension between the curated image and the raw truth. She paints over the perfect images in ways that allow conflicting emotions to surface, and her to be somehow more alive.

Art Exhibit Show Ottawa Katia Pershin Photographer Nakisa Fouladi model painter 2017 General Assembly

About the Artists

Katia Pershin is a Boudoir & Nude Art, and Fashion photographer working in her own studio in Ottawa, Canada and Internationally. She has covered runway shows, shot for designers and campaigns, and has been published in numerous fashion magazines including Papercut Magazine, Vigore Magazine, Element Magazine and Press The Fashion. With a background in music and mental health counselling, this self-taught photographer fuses fine art and penetrating emotion into her work. Her fashion images have been described as powerful, bold, provocative, often portraying female strength and taking delight in strangeness.

Nakisa Fouladi is a model whose career has spanned internationally. She has worked in front of the camera for a range of clients including NRML, West 49, ALDO, Monique Lhuillier, The Row, Max Mara and many more. She has been seen in local magazines online and in print such as Faces, Papercut, Elegant, and several local newspapers. She has been featured Internationally in Hey Monday (Hong Kong), Look Magazine (UK) and Vogue (America). Her image has appeared in several campaigns throughout Canada and worldwide. Behind the camera, Nakisa is a self-taught artist whose work aims to strip back the layers of artifice to reveal her authentic self in her most vulnerable form.

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