Jipsy, otherwise known as Nefarious Girl, began documenting the world around her as a child on her trusty Fred Flinstone camera. Since then, she's taken thousands of photos of Miami's club and bar scenes and produced a huge, unique, and valuable body of memories.
"Just As You Were" is her first solo show. It will be up at Butter Gallery tonight through April 2. What's with the name? Out on the scene, people would look at the camera and strike a pose. Jipsy's mantra became, "Just as you were."
Her love of the craft is apparent. "I think it's kind of magical, you stop and freeze the moment," she said. This Miami-based photojournalist wants it to be clear though that she doesn't consider herself an artist. She is, however, a successful photographer whose keen eye, candid photos, and huge archives have influenced a new generation of Miami photographers.
Expect some NSFW material, but nothing too nuts. Though she's avoiding nudity at the show, there will be some privates on display. "People tend to flash me," she said. But added that she knows how vulnerable everyone is when they're out and drunk. Her success in part comes from being respectful and thoughtful.
As a professional photographer, she's worked for Miami New Times (look for her weekly street fashion series) and her work has been featured in publications such as Spin, Black Book, Inked, NBC Miami, and Ocean Drive.
The opening reception takes place on March 8 from 7 to 10 p.m. and you can see her work during the March art walk on the 12th at Butter Gallery (2303 NW Second Avenue, Miami). Contact 305-303-6254 or visit ButterGallery.com.