• Shop
Shop

Kapital Fukkin Kountry Lookbook and Video NSFW

Kapital has always pushed the boundaries. And with the release of their latest Kapital Kountry lookbook, shot by Eric Kvatek as per usual, with video shot by Hsiang Chin Moe, the denim envelope is still being pushed. Mixing sex, denim, and rock & roll, Fukkin Kountry is full of studded denim jackets, slim rocker silhouettes, and of course, plenty of boro.

It’s gritty and hard-edged, reinforced with grainy photography. The collection’s texture is brought out against backgrounds of graffiti, concrete garage floors, and brick walls with chipped paint.

Kvatek says this about the shoot,

The Fukkin Kountry shoot is a chance to experiment, push boundaries, take risks and otherwise play with ideas. While it will be familiar to fans of Kapital, there are aspects of it that are obviously unique to Kountry.

Like the typical Kapital shoot, I produced, cast, prop styled and shot this Kountry project. Kiro wanted something crazy, something wilder than the regular book. With his request in mind, I thought it would be fitting to pay homage to 1970’s biker party porn, which is something you used to see in motorcycle magazines. I felt this would be a great opportunity to use some of my local resources in Brooklyn, New York. All of the models were cast locally, carte blanche access to Works Engineering, a motorcycle garage and shop in the neighborhood solidified the final decision and look. Sourcing the engineer boots, rope, belts, skulls and chains was easy as I just had to go through my own closet.

For this particular Fukkin Kountry project, I wanted the story to be told in more than the moments of photographs and bring out the essence of this wild Kountry sex party in a video. Kiro and I art directed together and collaborated with the filmmaker of the Kapital World Movie, Hsiang Chin Moe to create a short film. As our shoot went on for the day, Kiro was full of ideas and kept on adding more and more elements including bondage and cocaine snorting off the hood of my truck. There was plenty of improvised moments. One special treatment to the video is the original music score that was specifically tailored to this video by Taiwanese musician, Ko Da Bow. The music really captures the mood I was going for, kind of a desperate frenzied rush to keep a good time going.

One challenging aspect of the shoot was to make it different enough to be it’s own Kountry “thing” and yet still fit into the Kapital world. Kiro, Nicola Corl, and I were worked together as always on this project and we are extremely familiar with the traditional Kapital look. At this point having shot over 30 Kapital books, I definitely feel the pressure of creating something new but I enjoyed the challenge. It is easy, I guess, to inevitably imitate yourself but I take on each shoot as a new opportunity to grow as a photographer. I think with Fukkin Kountry we did succeed in “tricking” ourselves. Once Kiro said to make something crazy my imagination just went wild. I made a list of scenarios and then crossed off a few that are probably illegal. Rebellion is deeply rooted in our hearts! As always it was a team effort, but especially in this case it was the models and actors that made it a success. They really gave it their all.

It’s wild and in your face with brawls, blood, and breasts. So if you’re reading this at the office, you might want to bookmark this for later and get back to work.

You can expect to see the collection available next season.