Scott, Nigel

Paris, Alaia avec homme, 1986

gelatin silver print

21 x 18 in. (53 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Alaia with sneakers, 1986

gelatin silver print

21 x 17 in. (53 x 43 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Alaia with bathing suit, 1986

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Michaela standing, 1989

fresson print

23 x 16 in. (58 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Michaela II, 1989

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Cecile avec les plumes, 1989

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Demon Julie on swing, 1986

gelatin silver print

10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Demon Julie, 1985

gelatin silver print

10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Julie Trapeze Last Roll, 1986

gelatin silver print

10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Julie Diving (Maillot Noir et Blanc, back), 1985

gelatin silver print

12 x 18 in. (30.5 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Julie G. Polaroidarity Trapeze, 1986

gelatin silver paris

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Julie in my studio, 1986

gelatin silver paris

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Miguel Stockman Gros Plan, 1991

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Miguel Stockman II, 1991

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Terry, Port Antonio Jamaica, 1985

gelatin silver print

10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Reflection, 1989

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled (nude in fur coat), c.1989

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 in. (23 x 15 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Terry Glasses and Hat, 1987

gelatin silver print

12 x 8 in. (30.5 x 20.3 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Tuly 1, 1988

gelatin silver print

6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Tuly 2, 1988

gelatin silver print

6 x 6 in. (15 x 15 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Meredith sur le canape, 1988

gelatin silver print

12 x 8 in. (30.5 x 20.3 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled, 1989

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 in. (23 x 15 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled, 1989

gelatin silver print

7 x 5 in. (18 x 12.7 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled, 1989

gelatin silver print

7 x 5 in. (18 x 12.7 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Catherine and Robin, 1985

gelatin silver print

21 x 18 in. (53 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled (girl with umbrella), 1987

gelatin silver print

21 x 18 in. (53 x 45.7 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Meredith and Angie, 1987

gelatin silver print

9 x 13 in. (23 x 33 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, untitled, 1989

polaroid

9 x 7 in. (23 x 18 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Corner Cafe, 1989

gelatin silver print

10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 18 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Four umbrellas and hat, top view, 1989

gelatin silver print

23 x 16 in. (58 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Iron, 1989

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 in. (23 x 15 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Jardins de Luxembourg, 1989

gelatin silver print

10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 18 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, One Calla, 1991

gelatin silver print

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, One Floor beneath Rue St. Jacques en Boulangerie, 1989

gelatin silver print

10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 18 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Rue du Geffrey Langevin, 1991

gelatin silver print

20 x 16 in. (51 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, The Street of Man Ray, 1989

gelatin silver print

10 x 7 in. (25.4 x 18 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Umbrella close up, 1989

gelatin silver print

23 x 16 in. (58 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Venice Studio, 1994

gelatin silver print

23 x 16 in. (58 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Six and Half Umbrellas, 1989

gelatin silver print

11 x 11 in. (28 x 28 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Four frames on the wall, 1989

gelatin silver print

23 x 19 in. (58 x 48 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Paris, Bushman 12, 1985

gelatin silver print

19 x 13 in. (48 x 33 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.