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 essence of my works can be defined as “a synthesis of fashion and social photography”. Using staging and set dressing which are intrinsic to fashion photography as visual aids, I analyze the culture of my time and the place where I grew up and currently live.
I take advantage of the light, the color, and the space where the heroes of the photos reside and use surreal poses of my models as the basic means of artistic expression. As a result, the viewer perceives the story at an intuitive level.
I try to let viewer get saturated with the ordinary and perceive it ironically instead of rejecting it. When creating themes of my works, I analyze the post-Soviet way of life and worldview of my generation.