The video shows a surreal depiction of our current reality, one where Tyler is grown in Kali’s backyard, after picking up a pack of his seeds from the grocery store in light of searching for a husband.
The video’s abstract aesthetic certainly fits in with Uchis and Tyler’s unusual form of expressionism, but who was the brains behind the clip?
Creative photographer Nadia Lee Cohen is the director and videographer of the bizarre visuals.
Originally from the country side of England, Nadia has made a name for herself in Hollywood the past couple of years, working with several musical artists on photoshoots, video direction, and styling.
Last year she created visuals for the video “Gilligan“, by DRAM, ft. A$AP Rocky, and Juicy J.
Slightly off-putting scenes lead Vogue to ask if Nadia has any taboos when it comes to her work.
“I like to create imagery that verges on being slightly uncomfortable to look at. I wouldn’t say I have any taboos; but I prefer to make a point subtly than creating something that overtly offends for the intent of shock factor.”
Cohen has mentioned time and time again that British and American cinema of the 1950s, 60s, and 70s are the source of many of her artistic ideas.
However, as she shared with Indie Mag two years ago, the symbolism behind these pieces comes from “fairly pointless concepts” but still manages to stir intrigue in viewership.
“Myself and a couple of friends at college started to take really awful photographs of each other based on outlandish and fairly pointless concepts – I guess I just gradually improved.”
The thing that stands out most in Nadia’s work is the sexual tone of her musings. Two years ago, she launched a 100-Naked-Women project, where she photographed naked women in a setting of her choosing.
When the project is done, she will release the photos in a form of a book or some other artistic outlet.
“An amazing psychic porn star lady from Vegas that I shot once told me, ‘Nadia you’re a very sexual person but it’s all inside your head.'”
When asked why she uses primarily naked women and very little men, Nadia replies that she has been interested in empowering women since she was a child.
“I have no idea, something I do know is it’s been a long held fascination. I’ve always been pretty good at drawing and when I was around 6 years old I went through quite a weird stage where I drew hundreds of these superhero-esque women, they were cartoon-like exaggerated representations of the female form; they had huge lips, ridiculous curves, and massive boobs. I’m not sure what that says about me now, but I’ve thought about it and I’m pretty sure it has some relevance.”
Her career has taken a turn into awards. She is a nominee for Berlin’s Music Video Awards for her work on “Isabella” by Issac Delusion.
What can we expect next from Nadia? Hopefully a full-length movie, a thought that’s been on her mind for quite some time now.
Peep her website for a full depiction of her musings.