About me

Al Lapkovsky is an award-winning photographer and creative retoucher who is currently based in Riga, Latvia. He works in most diverse areas, blurring the boundaries between commercial imagery and fine art photography.

In his stylistic approach, Al combines the eye for reality as well as his intuitive feeling for situations and people, bringing a unique vision to his images. His portfolio embraces narrative qualities which show cutting-edge authenticity, boundless instinct for moods and preference for the dramatic gesture - invaluable qualities which have contributed to him gathering a multitude of international awards including first place in 2018 International Photography Awards (IPA) / Professional Advertising / Self-Promotion category and first place in Professional Portfolio category in Tokyo International Foto Awards.

Having begun his photographic journey in London in 2003, Lapkovsky has always been attuned to the endless potential of photographic experimentation, challenging conventional notions of photography and providing the viewer with an opportunity to visualise subconscious and let loose the power of imagination.

Born in Daugavpils, Latvia in 1981, Lapkovksy has managed to create photographic imagery that possesses keen transcendental quality imperceptibly switching back and forth from reality to absurdity. Much of the photographer's work is characterised by the presence of whimsical, nearly-abstract cities and solitary, often distorted or decapitated human figures in dark palette, depicted amid mystical, quaint interiors. This imagery is a projection of the photographer's own awareness of the impact of the global socio-environmental changes happening today.


Photography, Photoshop, Post Production

Sector Experience

Advertising, editorial


International Photography Awards (IPA), The Royal Photographic Society, Tokyo International Foto Awards (TIFA), Young Portfolio Acquisition, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan


Adam Smith Conferences, Antiques Magazine, Bezvest, Bosch, BW Interiors, Diva, Elektrum, Evening Standard, Hyperion, Ocado, Readers Digest, SQUARE, Sunday Express, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times Magazine, Vauxhall

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Russian, English
Creativepool member since 10 March 2020