Conversations With Blue, 2005-2012

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Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, 3 September 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated cotton

14 x 12 in. (35.6 x 30.5 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 7 Sharrow Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica, 25 February 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

15 x 11.25 in. (38 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, California, 3 September 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated cranes

10.5 x 11 in. (26.7 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, California, 3 September 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated cranes

10.5 x 11 in. (26.7 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, 30 August 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated silk

34.5 x 27.5 in. (88 x 70 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, California, 26 August 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated silk

8 x 9 in. (20 x 23 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, California, 29 August 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated silk

8 x 9 in. (20 x 23 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 4 East 14th Street, NYC, 1 March 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

22.5 x 18 in. (57 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 7 Sharrow Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica, 12 February 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

11.25 x 15 in. (28.6 x 38 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 7 Sharrow Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica, 12 Feb 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

11.25 x 15 in. (28.6 x 38 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 7 Sharrow Drive, Kingston 8, Jamaica, 12 February 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

11.25 x 15 in. (28.5 x 38 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, Hachijo Jima, Japan, 11 May 2005

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

16 x 16 in. (41 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations wtih Blue, Hachijo Jima, Japan #1, 11 May 2005

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

11.5 x 14.5 in. (29 x 37 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, Nautilus Villa, Port Antonio, Jamaica, 7 February 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

15 x 11.25 in. (38 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, Hachijo Jima, Japan #2, 11 May 2005

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

11.5 x 14.5 in. (29 x 37 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, Nautilus Villa, Port Antonio, Jamaica, #1, 30 January 2009

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

15 x 11.25 in. (38 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, Nautilus Villa, Port Antionio, Jamaica, #2, 30 January 2009 

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

15 x 11.25 in. (38 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 500 East 11th Street, New York City, 28 September 2001

cyanotype

31 x 11.25 in. (79 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, 1 September 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated silk cotton

25 x 22 in. (63.5 x 56 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1323 Green Lake Crive, Cardiff, California, 14 September 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated cranes

10 x 11.5 in. (25.4 x 29 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, 1104 Nowita Place, Venice Beach, 29 August 2010

cyanotype, hand-coated silk cotton

44 x 39 in. (112 x 99 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 23 March 2006 & March 25, 2012

cyanotype, hand-coated cotton

9.5 x 11.25 in. (24 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 25 March 2006 & March 26, 2012

cyanotype, hand-coated cotton

9.5 x 11.25 in. (24 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 22 January 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated arches platine

15 x 11.25 in. (38 x 28.6 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 17 March 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated cotton

15 x 18 in. (38 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 17 March 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated cotton

15 x 18 in. (38 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, Rooftop, New York City, 2 February 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated gold silk paper

18 x 18 in. (46 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations with Blue, East 14th Street, New York City, 23 January 2006

cyanotype, hand-coated gold silk paper

26 x 26 (66 x 66 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Conversations With Blue (2005-2012)

installation at Corkin Gallery

Scott, Nigel

Conversations With Blue (2005-2012)

installation at Corkin Gallery

Scott, Nigel

Conversations With Blue (2005-2012)

installation at Corkin Gallery

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.