Growing up in Australia with Greek parents has given photographer Heather Dinas a unique cross-cultural perspective.
"My new body of work 'The Hymn of Kassiani' is inspired by an intriguing figure from Greek history whose story I use as a vehicle to further explore issues of sexual identity,” she says.
"I have often been inspired by the ambivalence of the sensual and the spiritual, the pursuit of our whole self/higher self and issues of female identity."
The Melbourne-based commercial and fine-art photographer holds an MA and a BA in Photography from RMIT.
Her work will be on show at the upcoming Ballarat International Foto Biennale. This year, the Biennale will present a dynamic core program of 21 Australian and International photographers, along with a further 70 artists who will exhibit as part of the Fringe program. The Biennale runs from August 20 to September 18.