Equally as versed in the language of fashion as she is in art, Nadia Lee Cohen’s meticulous approach to image-making encompasses photography, fine art and styling in one- perfectly executed- fell swoop. The 24-year-old LCF graduate’s eloquence has been well-charted and highly acclaimed since her pre-graduation years, offering a unique and mature combination of reference points; most recognisably the false glamour of Americana and retro Britain.
Preferring to craft a single image, rather than an editorial, Nadia Lee Cohen ingeniously creates the most spectacular of fantasies within a frame, using elaborate props and costumes, heavy make-up and, of course, the captivating faces of her friends. Combined with her unapologetically bold photographic style, the result is an oversaturated, yet nuanced visual feast. Suburban utopia is a running motif of Nadia Lee Cohen’s work; enthrallingly, her strong female characters are often literally and metaphorically undressed to reveal a fascinating and dark vulnerability amidst even the most theatrical of settings. The recipient of the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012, Nadia Lee Cohen continually catches the eye of the biggest creative names. We can’t wait to see where her imagination takes us next.