John Klukas was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Currently, he lives and works between
Bangkok and New York City. Shortly after receiving his B.A. in Psychology from the
University of Minnesota in 2004 he began exploring photography as a creative medium.
His interest in pursuing photography professionally brought him first to Bangkok,
Thailand and then to New York City. He works primarily in Fashion Photography. His
work has appeared in a range of Art and editorial publications as varied as Fabrik and S
Magazine and he has held solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and
His current photographic exploration focuses on non-linear narratives investigating
subconscious phenomena - stories of death and rebirth, falls and reemergence, personal
transcendence and transformation. These stories have at their heart a fundamental
interest in the constraints of the culture and are often allegory for the competing
demands of the social order and the need for individual expression.
He investigates these concepts from the point of view of a surrealist, using dreams and
visions as the basis for much of his work. John focuses on archetypal characters and stories
and how they continue to influence contemporary understanding of our experiences and