Jesse Nemeth Gilds Pharrell's Golden Chaos
There’s no fresher face than that of Pharrell. The musician hasn’t aged a day in the last 15 years, and it’s not on account of taking some down time. In GQ’s most recent profile of the prolific musician / designer / creative dude, they spent 13 hours tailing him and detailing every minute. The result is a hectic schedule with the stillness of Pharrell at the heart of it all, acting as the calm eye of his own storm.
To show off the craziness of Pharrell’s life, they set up a shoot with the figure and photographer Pari Dukovic, with Jesse Nemeth on hand sourcing prop detailing. We see Pharrell in different states of undress, blinged out mid shave, and surrounded by the detritus of his life’s work. As everything moves around him in a residual chaos, Pharrell finds the time to grab a cup of tea. Even keeping his boyish face as smooth as ever is an enjoyable exercise.
Jesse’s props and Pharrell's energy work off one another in an echo chamber of stylistic divinity. As GQ explains, “[Pharrell’s] accessories are exhausting to catalog.” Part of the allure of the creative machine is the whirlwind of design he gilds himself with at every possible moment. Jesse’s props act as a sort of environmental accessory, basking in the cool vibrating off Pharrell, and reflecting it right back.