Sony Unveils 8 Hours/Taylor Swift, a Limited Edition Book Shot by Famed Photographer Nigel Barker

Signed copies to be auctioned off to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of America

Nov 09, 2012, 09:00 ET from Sony Electronics

NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics today announced the release of 8 Hours/Taylor Swift, a photo book 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. 

When asked about the shoot, Barker said, "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. 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.

Taylor Swift and Nigel Barker, along with many others, are celebrity ambassadors for Sony's 2012 holiday campaign.

About Nigel Barker:
A Sony spokesperson since 2009, Nigel Barker has been taking the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment by storm for the past 20 years. Regarded internationally as a renowned photographer, his presence in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries has resulted in an array of exciting projects including films, commercials, spokesperson roles, books, photographic exhibitions, international editorial assignments and the creation of his own show, The Shot on VH1. After 17 seasons as a judge on the hit show, America's Next Top Model, Barker will be the host on the Oxygen Network's The Face, alongside Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha set to air in February 2013. 

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