Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, 1.15 m3 untitled, 1994-97

gelatin silver print

20 x 16 in. (51 x 41 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, Ann Sur Le Cube, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, Phantome II, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, Bistro du Marais, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, 2.30m to the Power of 3, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, Levitation, 1994

cyanotype

13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, untitled, 1994

cyanotype

13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without walls, Un Carre Au Coeur, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 20 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, Bronze Avec Rose, 1994

cyanotype

24 x 21 in. (61 x 51 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, untitled, No.9401, 1994

cyanotype

13 x 10 in. (33 x 25.4 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, 10.5cm Cube Bronze, 1994

cyanotype

22 x 18 in. (56 x 46 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, untitled, 1994-97

gelatin silver print

19 x 15 in. (48 x 38 cm)

Scott, Nigel

Without Walls, 2.3 m3 at 1500h, 1994

cyanotype

23 x 19 in. (58 x 48 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.