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Digital photographer Jeffery Scott creates charged images of a dark, titillating future.

by DJ Pangburn
Mar 2 2017, 5:21pm

Images courtesy of the artist. Lead image: Agent Hot House and the Discovery of the Great American Family Portrait.

Perhaps even more than film, digital media allow artists to imagine what humans of the future might look like. Digital photographer Jeffery Scott is one such artist exploring post-humanism in a world following a singularity. Whereas computational artist crashoverrrride (Aron Johnson) does this with warped 3D artworks made in Cinema 4D, Scott combines staged digital photography and laborious Photoshop manipulation to create his human 2.0 works, which blend science fiction, surrealism, and erotica into a style that is all his own.

Scott tells Creators that he has worked with all sorts of media over the years, including painting, illustration, sculpture and photography. Scott also worked in the film industry for 15 years as a production designer for music videos and commercials, noting that he wanted to be film director for a long time. Scott sees his work with these media as stepping stones in an evolutionary artistic process that led him to his current work.

A Sunday Afternoon Walk in the Yard

Nearly every element in his images come from photographs taken by Scott himself. When an element isn't actually photographed, he paints it, with every piece taking between 50 to 400 hours to finish in Photoshop. Scott hesitates to call what he does "digital art," as the term implies the use of applications like Zbrush and Maya, which he never uses.

Scott always starts with a nude subject, then adds to it, which he says is far easier than taking away elements from a photographed subject. Scott points to Agent Hot House and the Discovery of the Great American Family Portrait as a good example of this process, with a female model clad in a red latex space suit squatting over a couple of human skulls half buried in desert sand.  

A Definitive No-Man's Land was Developed to the Great Experiments of 2036

"If the image is of the nude model, anything can be added as per the vision I have for the piece," he says. "Therefore, the piece has no limitations. As a result, no compromises. I don't believe in compromises in my art. What is in my mind, should be the absolute outcome for the piece."

A quick glance at Scott's work reveals a major interest in science fiction visuals, especially those seen on the genre's book covers or in the pages of Heavy Metal magazine. There is also a clear nod to cybernetics, and a blend of horror and fantasy that shares some creative DNA with H.R. Giger.

"I am very fascinated by transhumanism, and the singularity," Scott explains of the concepts that appear across his work. "I believe that they are eminent steps in the development of the human race. Inevitable progressions in our evolution."

Medialand: The Bastardization of Humanity in a Time of Great Need

"Although I'm fascinated by the subject matter, I'm not so enthusiastic about their probable outcomes," he adds. "We live in an age when we simply create these measures because we can. We do so with, it seems, very little thought gone into the outcome… As a result, prognosticative, social commentary is exactly what I do."

The erotic piece A Definitive No-Man's Land was Developed to the Great Experiments of 2036 is a great example of Scott's approach and style. A future female being with an elongated Alien-esque head lies with her four legs spread across a checkered floor while gazing at the viewer.

My Daydream While in Room 101

"[It's] multiple shots of the model composited together with a completed fabricated, digitally painted surrounding scene," he explains. "I felt that process added to the surreal, dream-state quality that I wanted to represent."

Another memorable piece is Various Generations to Recreate the Perfect Memory. In this one, Scott shot the nude model in three different poses, each for an android in various stages of its life cycle: young, decomposing and dead.

When Your Face Becomes My Dream

"Story was everything in this piece," Scott says. "I wanted a narrative within a narrative, and all of the elements that are involved in this help that fact along. The image is from the new book that's coming out. It's basically a story from beginning to end, and this piece contributes to that story."

Scott recently completed all 127 images for an upcoming book. Nine years in the making, the book is due out this month on Bob Self's Baby Tattoo Books, the publisher of Scott's previous books. Scott is also continuing work on his Industrial Surrealism images, as well as his next project, a take on Alice in Wonderland in which will keep Lewis Carroll's text but replace the original illustrations with his own images.

Various Generations to Create the Perfect Memory

Click here to see more of Jeffery Scott's work.

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