Polina Karpova, born in 1992, in Kharkiv, Ukraine. My adventure with photography started in 2009. I graduated Kharkiv state academy of design and arts in 2013 where I learned the history of arts. At present I’m an independent photographer based in Kharkiv and remotely as a costume designer and stylist for musical projects and Ukrainian theatre productions.
The main direction and theme of my researches are the social interactions that have ever happened to me in the first 25 years of my life and then became a main source of inspiration. In my opinion, art is created and done because of love for someone and it doesn’t matter whether it is mutual or not, this is the best way to express it. In my works this romantic idea of my own life in my native Kharkiv, the allure and contemplation of native streets as a microcosm, which exists for me alone. Thus, such a world view makes me a “local artist” and the work has a slightly “escapist” character.
My subjectively personal type of human beauty is “an eternal and very vulnerable child, dressed always strangely but elegantly, having a sharp, ironically positive view of the world”. At the moment, the most important topics for research are the theme of duality and uniqueness, showing this with the help of a series of self-portraits as a way of communicating with the viewer “directly”.
In my creative practice, I usually turn to the personification of the aesthetic qualities of a particular location in the appearance of the model, as well as build a special staging solution and pick up a color palette that allows you to harmonize the character and architectural context.