So for 2022 I started a few projects which I’ve been updating their pages but never got around to blogging some of this stuff individually. I started a more series line of work about grief to encourage discussion of what grief is. We have this wild perception that grief is solely when someone we love dies, but that’s just not true. You can grieve the freedom and who you were before you had cancer, you can grieve a pet that passed or you had to give up, you can grieve the abandonment of a parent or friend who is still alive but continues not to choose you. All of these things are painful and honestly sometimes harder to get passed than someone who has actually left this planet.
So I have started that series as well as a project for myself that involves recreated each Taylor Swift era with my friends. This strictly is for fun and is no way going anywhere but my own platforms [lol], but as my mental health hasn’t started the best this year, it’s been a really good thing to fixate on.
Ive been photographing these out of order [just like miss Taylor has been releasing them out of order] but my goals for every shoot are this:
- If there is an old album that is getting re-released with ‘Taylor’s Version,’ I’ve been recreating old album work or vibes of the old album music videos or album work with a little twist of how it could be changed for the new release [ball gowns turn into pant suits].
- If there is an album that is already owned by her, I’ve been recreating one part of the shoot inspired by her album photo shoots, and then I choose a song I can really visualize and I draw inspiration from her words and descriptions of things and create a whole new vision based off the era and that specific song.
- Most of these shoots my goal was to just do one look, but it’s gotten so fun that I’m now pretty much doing 2-3 looks for every shoot.
Here is Debut!
The top images were more her old aesthetic and I’m well aware the image on the bottom left looks like Fearless, the first release [lol]. But Meg really looked like old Taylor, especially when she shook her head, so we rolled with it. I took SO many but those were my favorite.
The second half of the session I focused on the song “Our Song” and the music video she released for that. We changed the ball gown to a pant suit and kind of made it our own in the idea of what it would look like if she released it NOW. Because that girl doesn’t need saving any more.
Drawing inspiration from: