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Jan Klos and the identity of the Drag Queen houses

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Jan is a portrait and documentary photographer based in London. His personal work largely focuses on groups, communities and subcultures and he aims always to capture subjects honestly and truthfully. He believes that the connection and trust between a photographer and sitter is vital to a good portrait, almost second to the technical aspects of a shot, and he spends a deal of time getting to know subjects and the communities they are part of. Where possible Jan chooses to shoot on film which gives him and his subjects less distractions and a nostalgic look to an image.

His personal work has been published in a number of magazines and online platforms including BBC online, Metropolitan, Vice and  i-D and his client list for commissioned work includes Virgin EMI Records, Abbey Road Studios, Newsweek and the Sunday Telegraph. 

About ‘Queens at home’:

Shot away from the bars, clubs and stages they’re most often associated with, these portraits go ‘behind-the-scenes’ and capture drag performers in the spaces most familiar to them: their homes. A home is another extension of a person’s identity and  “Queens at Home” juxtaposes the carefully crafted drag alter ego with the day-to-day identity of their creator, marrying the two personas and giving the full picture of each sitters identity.

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Time to read
2 min
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Published on
9 April 2019
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