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  • Aly Weatherford

Taylor Jarvis


 

SD: How long have you been a photographer?

Taylor: Unofficially for eight years, and officially for four years since September.

I studied music in college and I am a full time musician for a wedding band. Music pays the bills, so with photography it’s more of an outlet and I can pick and choose what I want to do with it– It stays a little more sacred for that reason.

SD: Are you from Charleston?

Taylor: I am from a small town north of Atlanta called “Rome.”

SD: How did you get into photography?

Taylor: In high school, my parents surprised me for Christmas with a Nikon camera. I just started shooting my friends and landscapes. I took a break and saved up for a camera. They gave me my first camera and that was the beginning point for me.



SD: How would you describe your style?

Taylor: Moody, conceptual, editorial, and narrative.

SD: Does your style have any reflection on where you are based culturally and demographically?

Taylor: No, not at all. I try to be the exact opposite of the style that surrounds me. I love LA and New York, and European fashion. Music has really influenced my style as well. What I listen to translates to what I get inspired by. I get inspired by other places and cultures, and I bring it to my local community.

SD: What’s your favorite thing to shoot?

Taylor: I would say editorial. I love the fashion aspect involved in it, as well as meeting new people. I love hearing different stories from the models. A lot of my post-production is how they inspired me and how I interpret them.


We absolutely love Taylor’s work and believe she does an amazing job through post-production storytelling. One of the most important things in the arts is to create pieces that move and tell stories.

SD: How would you describe yourself?

Taylor: Minimal and eclectic.

SD: How did you begin to shoot for these big brands? What got the ball rolling with that?

Taylor: The process has been an interesting time. Social media is a beautiful tool for brands to see you. I have been contacted by certain brands literally just by hashtags or word of mouth. I have also reached out to brands asking to work with them, and explaining that I would love to add it to my portfolio. You don’t have to have some special criteria to meet and contact people. I emailed designers at New York Fashion and told them who I was and showed them my work! It isn’t a super complicated process, you just need to try it! I have had plenty of “no’s,” but you just have to keep persevering.

SD: How has art influenced you?

Taylor: Art for me, impacts my life every single day. I see it and I use it, and It has changed my life. Art has always impacted me.