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Medium: Chromogenic print on Fuji crystal archive type ‘c’ lustre paper, signed and numbered by the artist.
– Regular Format: 1 to 50 + 2 AP
– Medium Format: 1 to 25 + 2 AP
– Large Format: 1 to 15 + 2 AP
– Regular Format: 76.2cm x 50.8cm
– Medium Format: 114.3cm x 76.2cm
– Large Format: 152.4cm x 101.6cm
Good To Know: Printed to order, shipped direct from the artist’s studio, accompanied by a CoA issued by the artist
– Regular Format: USD $6,000
– Medium Format: USD $8,500
– Large Format: USD $10,500
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Series: The Elements
Arty-Fact: “Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. Where there is energy there is life.” ~ Suzy Kassem.
In this collection, Jamie explores the power of the elements with the model as her topographical canvas. With ice on the face and fire on the lips, Jamie shocks the viewer as she contrasts delicate human beauty with the volatility of nature.
Rather than employing photoshop trickery, Jamie uses in-camera skill to reveal physiological extremes. The models were forced to transcend the unpredictability of nature’s wrath resulting in feverish, textural, and lucid experience for the viewer.
Jamie collaborated with hair stylist Kunzo Kohzaki who used a real frozen wig transported in its own Igloo cooler. While wearing the icy wig, the model was shivering uncontrollably which allowed only a few select frames to be fired. Similarly, making for another challenging shot, the model’s face was covered in metallic flecks, rendering her claustrophobic.
In a highly disconnected culture, these images remind us of our vulnerability to the elements – Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. As John O’Donohue states: “The unity of four elements is what constitutes and sustains our existence in this world”.