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Piotr Karpinski

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Piotr Karpinski

PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Hey, I am Piotr/ ig= @karpinski_pi I feel like I photograph a particular concept or idea when taking pictures. It might look like portraiture to you but it is not for me. I like telling stories, sometimes they are real, sometimes it is my imagination. https://www.instagram.com/karpinski_pi/ Had the luck to be selected for: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition in The National Portrait Gallery, London. Breakthrough Award 2016 by The British Journal of Photography/Winner Creative Review Magazine The Photography Annual 2015; The Catlin Guide 2015|New Artists in the UK; International Print Exhibition 158 & 159 by The Royal Photographic Society; The Renaissance Photography Prize at Getty Images Gallery 2017 and 2017/ finalist; Flash Forward 2016 and 2017 by The Magenta Foundation/ book/ “Flash Forward 2016 Emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States" +2017 Magnum Swap Shop by Magnum Photos; Magnum Photos 70 with David Hurn & Martin Parr, 2017 Saatchi Screen project at Saatchi Gallery/ London 2019 https://www.piotrkarpinski.com/ +
Projects
  • Let's Talk about Life & Death Darling“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned”. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2 When working on the 1st picture of “Let’s Talk about Life & Death Darling” I had Ingmar Bergman, one of my masters, in mind. Watching his “Seventh Seal” was a primary inspiration and a starting point of bringing this series to life. How to picture Death? Bergman’s way of doing that pushed me to search for my own response. It started as a fi
  • I Wish You Live Forever vol.1“I Wish You Live Forever” is a set of constructed portraitures on the topics of mortality, passing time, death and rebirth. The subject is sourced from an emotional journey of mine- I think of these portraits as emotional landscapes. Each picture has a different story behind it. It is not always vital who my models were. The aim was to catch my own mental states and emotions and translate them into images using other people as a tool for doing so. Those pictures are about both Them and Me. Thos
  • Post Mortem Home Visits“The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned”. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2 ”It's January 2018. Just after first Christmas without him. Around 7 months after his death”. Post Mortem Home Visits No.1 print was selected for The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition in The National Portrait Gallery, London 7.11.2019-16.02.2020
  • Paradise Lost No.1About a lost childhood. About the time which passed and cant be retrieved. The key detail on a first picture of a triptych is a fly on a boy’s finger. Fly might be read as a symbol of mortality. Paradise Lost No.1 is a project about the time which has passed and can’t be retrieved, time which is gone forever. It is about a lost childhood. Project is inspired by the character of the boy from The Mirror, movie by Andrei Tarkovsky. My focus when watching a movie was drawn into the character of a
  • I Wish You Live Forever vol.2“I Wish You Live Forever” is a set of constructed portraitures on the topics of mortality, passing time, death and rebirth. The subject is sourced from an emotional journey of mine- I think of these portraits as emotional landscapes. Each picture has a different story behind it. It is not always vital who my models were. The aim was to catch my own mental states and emotions and translate them into images using other people as a tool for doing so. Those pictures are about both Them and Me. Thos
  • Immortals“Immortals” “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned”. Matthew 4:16 Isaiah 9:1,2 “Immortals” is inspired by the theme of a Baby Jesus Sleeping developed in iconography during the 17th century. The counterpoint between the beginning and the end of life was then bound together with the theme of Vanitas. The sleep of the infant Jesus symbolized the sleep of death and prefigured his future death and martyrdom
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Work history
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    Freelance PhotographerMy name is P
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working on personal photography projects and occasional assignments/ selected for : Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition in The National Portrait Gallery, London 2019-2020. Saatchi Screen at The Saatchi Gallery/ London 2019. Portrait of Britain 2018/ Winner/ Nationwide exhibition by The British Journal of Photography + Portrait of Britain 2018 book feature by Hoxton Mini Press Palm Photo Prize 2018/ House of Vans/ London 2018 Photography On A Postcard at Photo London 2018/ Somerset House/ London 2018 + Renaissance Photography Prize 2017/ Getty Images Gallery/ London 2017 + Magnum Swap Shop by Magnum Photos; Magnum Photos 70 with David Hurn & Martin Parr/ The Printspace/ London 2017 + Independent Photography Festival/ IPF/ House of Vans/ London 2017 + Flash Forward 2017 by The Magenta Foundation/ book/ “Flash Forward 2017 Emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States" + Breakthrough Award 2016 by The British Journal of Photography/ Single Image Graduate Category Winner & Breakthrough Award 2016 Exhibition by the BJP/ Old Truman Brewery/ London 2016 + Renaissance Photography Prize 2016/ Finalist/ Getty Images Gallery/ London 2016 + Flash Forward 2016 by The Magenta Foundation/ book/ “Flash Forward 2016 Emerging photographers from Canada, the United Kingdom & the United States" + Photo-Open 2016/ RichMix Cinema/ Shoredich/ London 2016 + International Print Exhibition 159/ The Royal Photographic Society/ The Royal Albert Hall and various UK and Ireland venues/ 2016-2017 + Portrait Salon 2016/ Metro Imaging/ London 2016 + Graduate Art&Design Exhibition/ Candid Gallery/ London 2016 + The Photography Annual 2015 by The Creative Review Magazine + The Catlin Guide 2015|New Artists in the UK/ book + International Print Exhibition 158/ The Royal Photographic Society/ The Royal Albert Hall and various UK and Ireland venues/ 2015-2016 + Photomonth East London International Photography Festival 2015/ Solo Show: “Let’s Talk about Life & Death Darling” St.James The Great Church/ London 2015 + Photo-Open 2015/ RichMix Cinema/ Shoredich/ London 2015 + PhotoVoice Awards/ Autumn Edition 2015/ The Printspace/ London 2015 + Portrait Salon 2015/ The Embassy Tea Gallery/ London 2015 + The Other Art Fair/ Oct2015 edition/ The Old Truman Brewery/ London 2015 + Candid Art Trust Spring Salon/ Candid Art Trust Gallery/ London 2015 + Blooom Awards by Warsteiner 2015/ Shortlisted for nomination + +Features/ Middlesex University Art & Design Degree Show/ Old Truman Brewery/ London 2014
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    Part-time Photographernyc studio
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Photographer. Fashion, portraiture and family photography. Work in a busy make over photography studio at Shoredich. Developing portfolio for models at the beginning of their carer as well as updating portfolio of experienced models. Portraiture and family Photography. Working at this place required great organization and fast style of work as a photographer and organizer.
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Skills
  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Photography
  • Picture Editing
  • Retouching
  • Fine Art
  • Photoshop
  • Studio Photography
  • Fashion Styling
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Photography Assistant
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Studio Assistance
  • Art Directing Photography
  • Portraiture Photography
  • Art Direction
Education
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    BA(Hons) PhotographyMiddlesex University, London
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA Photography
Awards
    Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibiting artistNational Portrait Gallery
    Selected for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 exhibition in The National Portrait Gallery, London 7.11.2019-16.02.2020
    Portrait of Britain 2018/ WinnerStudio 1854 – British Journal of Photography
    100 Portrait of Britain 2019 winners will have their work exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held in Britain, for one month in September 2018.The 200 shortlisted images has been featured in the first ever Portrait of Britain book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide.
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