Nedim Nazerali is a British Photographer, Artist and Director. His professional approach is to co-create an interpersonal space with his clients, enabling him to contribute in a collaborative vision and remote enough so as to observe and capture his subjects’ in their most authentic and intimate moments. Through this personal reportage style, Ned’s photography captures a visual narrative into the unique ways in which his subjects occupy their own bodies, express their self-beliefs and inhabit their private spaces.
Ned graduated from London College of Fashion in 2008 with a BA in Fashion Photography. His career began with a debut photographic series, 'The Lost Parade', which was shown in numerous galleries across London including, The Royal Academy of Arts. He captured portraits of people who incorporated military clothing as part of their daily attire, to explore the power of the uniform and what it revealed about their beliefs in today's society. Following a successful show, Ned was offered his first commission by the Metropolitan Police where he photographed portraits of real officers wearing every single uniform in the force for their in-house book.
Ned's striking portraiture work lead to commissions in the creative and entertainment industries as well as collaborations with some of the world's most prestigious brands including Samsung, Cartier, Topshop, Bates Hats, Ozwald Boateng and Burberry to name a few.
He also made connections in the music scene, where he met the young Rita Ora and captured her portraits for the TV Series 'The Rita Ora Diaries'. He was then given the opportunity to shoot Rita's promotional images for the release of her Debut Album. Ned continued to make a strong impression in the music scene and has directed numerous music videos and narrative-driven film for live concerts and multimedia shows. He has also shot multiple record covers and portraits for the likes of Paloma Faith, Leonn, Inglorious and 5-time Grammy Award winning The Swingles.
In 2017, Ned worked on a two year project with musician Wrenne, directing film for her immersive live show. During this, a unique style of art expression flourished within Ned's visual language, where he combined photography with paint. He used body paint to strip away the social identity of Wrenne, transforming and photographing her as a released soul in bodily form on Earth. The image was admired greatly and was used for Wrenne's album cover, her European tour and the front cover of the Luxury Edinburgh Magazine.
Since then, Ned has used his creative technique with artists for music videos as well as for numerous album artworks. Most recently he has been producing and exhibiting work under the name 'NART', where he body paints his subjects like a fresh canvas and transforms them into avatars of universal messages. He explores themes such as identity, self-worth and the limitless possibilities of the human spirit. Ned displays his tactile art with innovative technology including LED Lightboxes, Light Projections and Giant Photographic Prints, creating an interactive experience for his audience, whilst strengthening the sense of unity within our communities
Supporting our young and future creatives, Ned holds workshops to train and teach students in photography, art and film, then mentors them throughout production towards final shows. In partnership with creative performing art charities such as Union Dance and Neon Elevate, the aim is to open up the arts sector to every young person, educating and supporting them in creatively expressing themselves to the world.
'The Wrenne Show'
Multi Media Concert
Film Directed by Nedim Nazerali
Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Mixed Media Shows - With LEONN
COVE17, Club85, Hermitage, Brixton Pow
June Jan 2018 - Oct 2018
NART Exhibition WeAreGold
SEPTEMBER 10 - 2017
The Lost Parade
The Print Space, London
JUNE 12 - JUNE 19 - 2009
The Lost Parade
The Royal Academy of Arts
MAY 2 - MAY 6 - 2009
Safe + Sound Exhibition
I-D Magazine, London
SEPTEMBER 3 - 2009