Kristopher Karpowicz Presents
IDENTITY - an ongoing photo project
Stockholm, Sweden - London, UK - New York City, NY - Los Angeles, CA
My artistic practice “Identity” evolves around my own image and I’ve been shooting stories with different themes at various locations since 2009. I work and collaborate with gay, or gay-friendly photographers. The first series begun in Stockholm, Sweden and further continued in America.
Topics from the LGBT community such as bondage and vanity play a central role in the early series, developing into other facets of my personality, allowing a gender-fluid expression. The process of photography and post-production has morph me into different personas while discovering myself.
The latest stop of my nomadic journey is London. In developing The Prince -series, I drew inspiration from the capital’s rich Royal history, including a nod to the tradition of elegant sartorial and military style, which can be seen in the Dorset regiment jacket I’m wearing.
The imagery encourage the viewer to build an unique narrative around it.
East India, London | 2017 | Photo: Oliver Sarley
Perry Green, Hertfordshire | 2017 | Photo: myself
East Village, Manhattan | 2015 | Photo Brett Lindell
Bondage & chiaroscuro in New York's gritty East Village
West Village, Manhattan | 2014 | Photo Pix Talarico
West Village, Manhattan | 2014 | Photo Daniel Graindorge
South Orange Grove Avenue, Los Angeles | 2016 | Photo Alessandro Capoccia
Shot on South Orange Grove Avenue in Los Angeles, capturing a blonde self on this balmy and palmy morning. The shots were then used for an advertising campaign for Eyepetizer - an Italian eyewear brand
Dumbo, Brooklyn | 2016 | Photo Jason Nakleh
Collaboration with Jason Nakleh from Brooklyn. Taken by the waterfront in Dumbo neighborhood across the water from Manhattan
East Harlem, Manhattan | 2015 | Photo Jason Wu
An ode to glitch art, Robert Mapplethorpe & Huma Bhabha
Stockholm, Sweden | 2009 | Photo Frida Bergman