December 7, 2010

Taylor Jackson’s Fashionable Fairy Tale Photos

Taylor Jackson is a student with a love of photography and photo manipulation. Her images are meant to have a story behind them and combine aspects of fashion and surrealism. "Fairytales are often a huge inspiration in my work because you can take an idea anywhere," she says.






This is the first shot in a Rapunzel mini-series of photos. It was meant to look historic, beautiful and a little surreal. Her hair in part real, part photoshopped, and the photo was shot at a place called Eaton Hall, which is said to be haunted.



This picture was meant to be sneaky and fun. Rapunzel couldn't have been locked in a tower forever so I wanted to show her out on the grounds having a great time. The location also reminded me of Taylor Swift's music video for Love Story and so I titled this photo in her honour. "Today was a Fairytale."










My inspiration for this shot came from a combination of things. First was dreamcatchers and the concept of the catching bad dreams, and then I wanted to bring in some "Fairy Dust" to make the image a little more magical.



I wanted a little more artistic feel in this image. I set up the camera behind a hanging dreamcatcher but focused on the models eyes to blur out the foreground. At first I wasn't sure that I liked it but it really grew on me and I now it is one of my favourite shots.



To view more of Taylor's work check out her flickr stream here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/taylor_jackson/

If you live in the Toronto area she is also often commissioned as a family photographer, you can check out her portfolio here: http://www.onthebrightsidephotography.com/






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2 comments:

Brandy Rose said...

I like fairy tale themed photo shoots, it gives the stories we love a new twist.

Dorlana said...

Me too! I love seeing how different artist interpret the fairy tales. I like how Taylor said, “Rapunzel couldn't have been locked in a tower forever so I wanted to show her out on the grounds having a great time.” And then moved from that thought to her interpretation of the scene.