London based Phillip Prokopiou was born to Greek immigrants in South Africa. The self-taught photographer established a practice under the name Studio Prokopiou which he co-founded with his partner in life and art Panos Poimenidis. The work is an exploration of queer identity, self-invention and LGTBQI culture informed by a love of popular culture, high camp aesthetics and art history. It aims to capture both the surface and the interior world of the subject; halfway between truth and fantasy. Much as Susan Sontag elucidates in ‘Notes on Camp’, Studio Prokopiou is the lie that tells the truth.
Studio Prokopiou has exhibited internationally and has been profiled on Vogue Italia, as well as nominated in British Journal of Photography’s 2018 Ones To Watch Issue.