Jamie Isaia evokes mood and atmosphere in a color-saturated, expressive photographic style that suggests dream-like, otherworldly scenarios. Though her images are thoughtfully scripted, they also contain unexpected and spontaneous elements, resulting in a rich blend of performance and a painterly photographic style. Her still photography is conceived in motion, naturally, with the evolution of the fashion film as a medium, Jamie has turned to moving pictures as a means of this expression in her creative and commercial work.
Isaia has shot editorials for W, Italian Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Tokion, Tank, Whitewall, Exit and The Last Magazine. Her advertising clients include Zac Posen, Wolford, Swarovski Crystal, Journelle, and Loeffler Randall. Jamie’s films have been featured in the ICA’s Birds Eye View Festival, A Shaded View on Fashion Film Festival in Paris and at the MOMA in New York, as well as on The New York Times Magazine, FLY 16×9, aWantedmag, Nomenus Quarterly, and Tank websites.
In 2008 Isaia was nominated for the Discovery Award at the Recontres d’Arles. She traveled to Spain to teach at Madrid’s international photography festival, PHotoEspaña which launched a new chapter for her in education. She is currently teaching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Since 2012, she has transitioned from being primarily a photographer into more creative direction and design based work. Isaia wears many hats now and this evolution has allowed her to offer a broader range of services to her clients. In 2017, Jamie founded Archer & Anchor serving as a one stop shop for project based creative needs from brand identity & creative direction to photography & photo editing.