Filip.S is an up & coming London based creative and artist. After completing a two-year foundation photography diploma, he became interested in how photography and portraiture could be used as a tool to raise questions about social stigma.’s His on-going project ‘The Fluid State’ explores how members of London’s LGBTQ+ community, live with the definitions society creates for them and how they in turn contribute to a new understanding of them. It looks at the role the photographic image plays in helping marginalised groups proves equal worth & moral status within society. His series “13%” was exhibited at Autograph ABP 2019/2020 and he has also exhibited at the Hayward Gallery, showcasing a short film during the “Violet Nights” event. His work has appeared at The Photographers Gallery’s 2019 Free Range show and he was one of 36 finalists chosen for East Gallery’s “Stuck Between The Lines”. Outside of his artistic endeavours he is a photographer for agencies including MiLK & Named model management. He is also a founding member of the South London queer based collective Dirty Sylk & S2AU based in Photofusion.
- Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling with Magnum Photos: The Fluid StateThe short film, Fluid State, focuses on Heather B from INC MGMT, an “inclusive agency with a focus on representing POC & LGBTQIA+ identifying people.” This is one part of a broader, long-term project examining understandings of fluidity within London’s LGBTQ+ community. Through interviews with various participants, FIlip is exploring the meaning of fluidity and sharing multiple perspectives on the queer community, whether within a literal/non literal sense or through creating a metaphor from it
- Feminist ApplePlacing an emphasis on feminism through the Malum Malis and the subjects smart attire. The idea came from the poem “cherry ripe” and song “strange fruit” as the artist relate to the body to fruit. The poem “cherry ripe” talks more about using different parts of the garden in a poetic manner to describe the female’s beauty. Feminist Apple is about all emotions that showcases an empowered women by showing a sense of reflection, serenity, strong stance, control and still being fun and still outgoin
Projects credited in
- SIXTEEN X S2AU 7th February - 19th March 2020Sorry 2 Annoy U (S2AU) are a newly developed youth led collective based at Photofsuion, which aims to create a space for young people to find a creative community, while learning how to develop their skills as artists, curators and practitioners. S2AU were invited by Photofusion to curate the SIXTEEN show for the final leg of the tour. Young people growing up in London, we feel passionate about representing the identity of young people from all areas of society. Our collaboration with SIXTEEN