Taylor Swift Teams Up with Sony for ‘8 Hours/Taylor Swift’ Photo Book + Chatty Man Interview


Taylor Swift is one of the spokespeople for Sony, and she’s teamed up with the company and photographer Nigel Barker for something very exciting.

Sony Electronics will be releasing a limited edition photo book called 8 Hours/Taylor Swift featuring the 6-time Grammy award winning artist, photographed by Nigel Barker. The book is the first of its kind and will be available for a limited time at Sony stores.

The book is a collection of Barker’s photos taken during “8 hours” – with Taylor on location in Southern California. It is one of the most extensive photo collections of Swift published to date. The creative vision for the book was conceived by Swift and Barker and is a fusion of three themes that represent the different sides of Taylor: every day casual, Hollywood glamour and performer-chic.

“Photographing one of the most famous pop icons of our time could have been a challenge,” Nigel said of the project, “but working with Taylor was like a dream sequence. In one day, we managed to shoot an entire book’s worth of images and multiple short films! You daren’t put your camera down for a moment for even when she’s exiting the stage it’s iconic…”

Beginning on November 12, customers who purchase a Sony Alpha DSLR or NEX camera at a Sony store nationwide will have the chance to receive the 60 page, oversized book while supplies last. Ten copies, signed by both Barker and Swift, will be auctioned off on eBay by Sony, with all proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

The images in the book were shot on 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.

Entertainment Weekly has a sneak peek at some of the photos from the book which you can check out inside. Beautiful!

Which Taylor look is your fave? Also check out Taylor’s interview with Alan Carr: Chatty Man where she talks about Ed Sheeran, her music and much more hilarity.