Queens at Home
Taken away from nightclubs and off the stage, these portraits capture drag queens in the spaces most familiar to them, their homes, blurring the boundary between ‘character’ and every day self.
Drag today is more popular than ever, infiltrating the mainstream through popular television shows and major advertising campaigns. Across the UK and indeed the world, more LGBTQ+ people are experimenting with drag in its various forms, using the space it provides to play with gender, performance and identity.
Invited into their homes, Klos juxtaposes the every day spaces with the colourful creatures who inhabit them. The project is also a nod to the drag houses as popularised in seminal documentary Paris is Burning where performers belong to a house headed up by a house mother. In these pictures, the queens are queens of their homes.