Jan Jack Klos
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Jan Jack Klos

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Jan Jack Klos
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Jan Jack Klos

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
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 Vogue Italia, 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. In June a selection of portraits from his series "Queens at Home" were exhibited by Vogue Italia in Milan during PhotoWeek
Projects
  • Flowers // Jan Jack K. x Kernius V.
    Flowers // Jan Jack K. x Kernius V.A selection of works taken over the years from collaborations with the brilliant Kernius Vaitulevičius https://www.instagram.com/kerniusvait/
  • Last shoot on Richmond Road | Tom R. x Farzana R.
    Last shoot on Richmond Road | Tom R. x Farzana R.Model: Tom Rees* https://www.instagram.com/t.rees10/ Makeup: Farzana Rahman https://www.instagram.com/bfarzanarahman/ Photography: Jack Klos https://www.instagram.com/t.rees10/ *all clothes are models own.
  • Stella Meltdown x Pandemic2020
    Stella Meltdown x Pandemic2020Bleak b&w portraits of drag performer Stella Meltdown created in our living room in Hackney during the first UK lockdown in April 2020. Perhaps the perfect metaphor for what UK entertainment&nightlife industry are going through right now ? ; (
  • "The United Queendom" for Wizz Air Magazine
    "The United Queendom" for Wizz Air MagazineLiverpool-based drag queen The Vivienne recently won the first UK edition of RuPaul’s Drag Race, putting a renewed spotlight on the art form that’s thrived in the city for decades. We sent Florence Derrick to find out how up-and-coming performers are diversifying the scene
  • Pubs of East London - family portraits of bar staff behind legendary watering holes in East London
    Pubs of East London - family portraits of bar staff behind legendary watering holes in East LondonLondon is home to some of the oldest and best pubs in the world. Some are historic, steeped in tradition, while others put on popular gay nights or serve locally made beers. And at the heart of what makes them worth visiting is their staff – the bar men and women who pull pints, keep locals entertained and often become to be like the closest of families. Inspired by the 18th century conversation piece and the traditional family portrait, photographer Jan Klos presents Pubs of London, a new serie
  • Queens at Home - portraits of London drag artists in their most intimate surroundings
    Queens at Home - portraits of London drag artists in their most intimate surroundingsShot 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. regular work updates on instagram @janklos_photo
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Work history
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    PhotographerDeluxe Entertainment Group
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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    PhotographerAbbey Road Studios
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • Advertising Photography
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • Capture One
  • Studio Lighting
  • Studio Photography
  • DOP
  • Fashion Photography
  • Portrait Photography
Education
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    De Montfort University logo
    Bachelor of Arts in Photography & VideoDe Montfort University
     - Leicester, United Kingdom
Awards
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    When Ethics Meets Aesthetics - Vogue Italia x Leica GalleryVogue italia
    My portraits from the series "Queens at Home" are chosen by photo director of Vogue Italia Alessia Glaviano to be exhibited amongst other 7 artist in Leica Gallery Milan for Milan's Photo Week
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    Photo Vogue Festival x Vogue ItaliaVogue italia
    My images from the series "Queens at Home" are picked by an international jury out from 50000 artists using Photo Vogue platform and exhibited in large format at BASE MILANO
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