Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Libby in my studio, 1999

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (28 x 35.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Dasha, Studio 307, 1999

gelatin silver print

30 x 19 in. (76 x 48 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Libby studio one, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Origin of Light, 307, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Studio 307, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, N for New York, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Facing South, Miss P, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Origin of Simple #7, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Origin of Simple No.3, 1999

gelatin silver print

30 x 19 in. (76 x 48 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Origin of Simple No.4, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Origin of Simple No.5, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, untitled 10, 2001

gelatin silver print

15 x 13 in. (38 x 33 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, No.14, 1999

gelatin silver print

15 x 13 in. (38 x 33 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, untitled 6, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, No.18, 1999

gelatin silver print

15 x 15 in. (38 x 38 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, untitled 8, 2001

gelatin silver print

16 x 13 in. (41 x 33 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, untitled 15, 1999

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Body of Work, Four me's, 1991

polariods

9 x 7 in. (23 x 18 cm)

Nigel Scott is a master of photographing the female form: ‘he creates a visual tension in his pictures or leaves us with a tender frontal encounter’. Although he titles many photographs after his models – Angela, Julie, Meredith – even when his images close in on the face alone, the result is not exactly portraiture. The personage remains at arm’s length; the personality always a distant second to the body. Essentially, the work is about the beauty and malleability of body forms. 

 

His photographs of cities, particularly Paris, often center around trademark props, like umbrellas or steel cube-frames. On the beach alone, the steel cube-frame contrasts with the organic setting. Its presence insists that some human figure must be nearby, just outside the frame.

Born in Jamaica in 1956, Nigel Scott spent a few years working in the fashion industry in Toronto before moving to Paris in 1987, where he lived for 10 years.  Today he works in many cities including Tokyo where his last book was published.  His fashion photography has featured in Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, Max and Cosmopolitan.