High Cheekboned Confessions of a Lip-Fetishist
Jamie Nelson’s fashion photography presents a mechanical mixture of limp and languid pastel reciprocated by angular and surgical scenes in which one finds, trembling still and heavy with pause, constructions of fine art applied over female forms.
Based out of New York, the 23 year old Nelson’s star has been steadily rising, and she’s self-employed to prove it. With imagery Anti-Mag calls “pop-o-matic,” Nelson has turned a foundation in fine arts into a thriving career based on something she was never interested in before: fashion.
Fashion neophyte though I am, it’s easy to discriminate this approach in the regard of her work. The interactions of the models with their respective milieus are disjointed, more closely resembling the singularity of sculpture. Each figure is passive, prone, indeed statuesque, seemingly subdued by the surroundings, and as such the collages of colours and cuts and contours which distinguish Nelson’s work are well served.
While the images themselves dazzle, thematically they tend to betray the pretention of fashion which disinterested the self-confessed lip-fetishist in the first place. However it’s clear that for such a young and perspicacious talent, the continued refinement of her craft will yield ever more striking artwork.