Taylor Swift is one of the most iconic pop artists of our time and has taken not just the music industry but the fashion world by storm too. She has emerged from being a teen-starlet to a now more glamorous, edgier, sexier Taylor. And a new photo book, shot by Nigel Barker for Sony, shows off this new Taylor as she transforms from the everyday Californian girl to glamorous Hollywood star to chic performer.
Nigel Barker, known for being one of the judges on Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model and for being one of the best photographers in the business, photographed an entire book’s worth of images in one day and has thus been entitled 8 Hours/Taylor Swift.
Taylor and Nigel are two of the celebrity ambassadors for Sony’s 2012 holiday campaign. The 60 page photo book, which is a limited edition and only available to American customers who purchase a Sony Alpha DSLR or NEX camera at a Sony store, is one of the most extensive photo collections of Taylor to date. Ten copies, signed by both Nigel and Taylor, will also be auctioned off on eBay by Sony, with all proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Nigel used three different Sony cameras: the Sony a99 DSLR for elevated color contrast, the Sony NEX-5R for capturing fast-action movement, and the Sony RX100 DSC for low-light situations. Nigel also shot multiple short films of Taylor on the day of the shoot.
And 22-year-old Taylor is mesmerizing and intriguing in every shot, proving Nigel is worth his mettle.