Sony Unveils 8 Hours/Taylor Swift Limited Edition Photography Book

Sony Unveils 8 Hours/Taylor Swift Limited Edition Photography Book


San Diego, CA—Sony Electronics released 8 Hours/Taylor Swift, a photo book featuring the six-time Grammy award-winning artist photographed by Nigel Barker. The book will be available for a limited time at Sony stores.

A collection of Barker’s photos taken during “8 hours” with Taylor on location in Southern California, the book 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: everyday casual, Hollywood glamour and performer chic.

All of the images in the book were shot on three Sony cameras: the Sony a99 DSLR for elevated color contrast, the Sony NEX-5R for capturing fast-action movement and the Sony RX100 for low-light situations.

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

Beginning 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. Sony will auction off 10 copies signed by both Barker and Swift on eBay, and all proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.