Photographer Bark’s fantasy aesthetic injects a voltaic dose of colour into a fashion world dominated by muted tones and a “no make-up make-up” aesthetic. Bark captured Nicki Minaj as a hyperreal homemaker for Dazed’s AW14 issue, even convincing Her Minajesty to pose on the cover with a jar of mayo. As he says: “I want to show you things you’ve never seen before.”
What was your defining pop culture moment of 2014?
What’s your favourite song and movie of 2014?
How do you think style and pop culture will change in 2015?
Jeff Bark: People will become even more obsessed with their phones.
Sum up what we can expect from you in 2015.
Jeff Bark: I want to show you things you’ve never seen before.
What’s the most exciting thing about the music/film/fashion industry today?
Jeff Bark: It seems less than exciting, for some reason.
What new skill did you learn this year?
Jeff Bark: I can now make anything with a hot glue gun.
Who’s an unsung cultural hero that you discovered this year?
Jeff Bark: David Byrne.
What’s the most surprising thing we’d find out if we looked at your phone?
Jeff Bark: I went through seven phones this year already.
Who should have been at number one on the Dazed 100?
Jeff Bark: Christopher Simmonds.
Lead image from Dazed’s Autumn/Winter 2014 issue. Nicki Minaj wears all clothes and accessories by Chanel
Photography Jeff Bark, styling Robbie Spencer, hair Oscar James for Ken Barboza Associates, make-up Mylah Morales at Tracey Mattingly for Koh Gen Do, nails Nettie Davis at The Wall Group using Chanel, photographic assistants Chris White, Joshua Elan, styling assistants Sara Paulsen, Elizabeth Carvalho, Lizy Curtis, production Dayna Carney at Management and Artists, production Bobby Kopp Projects
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