With her colorful, over-the-top, iconic imagery, photographer Jamie Nelson blurs the lines between commercial, art and editorial worlds.
Often referencing vintage culture, Nelson time-warps the viewer to a simpler era, to provide a sense of freedom from the current cultural climate. As a female photographer, Nelson conveys a shocking sensuality that uplifts, rather than objectifies, her models.
Nelson draws on a range of influences from photographer Guy Bourdin to filmmaker Federico Fellini—as well as movements such as punk music, vintage clothing, and motorcycle culture.
After 20 successful years in commercial photography, Nelson has recently shifted her focus to exhibiting her vast collection of imagery. Her work has been used by brands such as Dior, Shiseido, and Sak’s Fifth Avenue; and published in Playboy, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. Her celebrity clients include Drew Barrymore, Halsey, and Camila Cabello; as well as iconic album covers with Gwen Stefani and Megan Thee Stallion.
Known for her eclectic style, Nelson is a living breathing artistic statement of her own. She currently resides in Los Angeles in her pink palace—where art imitates life daily within her studio. Nelson designed the interiors herself— adorned with colorful 70’s shag from floor to ceiling, round spinning bed, phallic topiaries, and a jukebox—mimicking her fantastical images.