Hannah Kloppenborg

Contact:
kloppenborghannah@gmail.com
University/School:
University of the West of England
Location:
West England
Specialism:
Art DirectionFashion ImageFashion PublicationIllustrationPhotography
About Me

Hi, my name is Hannah a graduate from UWE Bristol

As an art director and image maker, my work explores themes of identity, youth culture and feminism. I draw inspiration from music, the people around me and my own personal experiences, as well as political and social concerns to create a narrative. Allowing my work to align with my own values but also provide a purpose.

Bristol has largely influenced British youth culture, in terms of music and fashion, and plays an inspiring role in activism. Being immersed in this culture, living in Bristol, has had a huge influence on my work.

INSPIRATION

Youth culture and subcultures have always been a major focus point for my research.

Through research into inner city youth culture I discovered some shocking realities about poverty in the UK, which led me to think how are there so many people in the UK in such a disadvantaged position? With feeling let down by our government and system in the UK, I wanted to create something that uses art and fashion as an outlet to share news and political information.

Only 16% of people in creative jobs are from working class backgrounds. In creating Graded Magazine, I strive to create a platform to educate people on class inequalities, have working class experiences heard and to showcase working class creatives work. The magazine features people from a working class background and their experiences but also explores their individual personalities and how they use fashion and image to construct identities and express their individual personality.

MY WORK

PORTFOLIOS

DETAIL

Editorial inspired by my own personal feelings about my stage of life.

As I heavily research youth culture, I began to think about the space between youth and adulthood. The time period is often undefined and in young adulthood we face a world of complexities, changing identities, and uncertainties. This fashion editorial, titled ‘Liminal Space’ for Dazed explores this transitional phase and the feeling of physical boundaries.

"Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself."
Art DirectionFashion ImageFashion PublicationIllustrationPhotography
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