Kathryn Taylor, to me KT, is a soul sister, talented artist, successful gallery co-owner and beautiful human being. I’ll never forget the day I met her back in 2010. We were at a local bar where we used to dance the nights away on the Pacific Coast of Nayarit. My girl Nova, my man and I were a few tequilas in, when this beauty joined us for a drink. At the time, I was living in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, a small fishing village in the Bay of Banderas, and KT had recently made the move south from Texas to the Bay, uprooting her life in search of adventure … and little did she know, it would be the most brilliant of decisions she’d (likely) ever made.
Flash-forward seven years, KT is the co-owner of Soñé, the artist behind Xikate MX showcasing her stunning jewellery inspired by the places she goes and people she meets. I was lucky to have her here in Oaxaca recently and got to make some portraits of her. When I initially looked through the photos, I knew I had captured her at a very special moment in her life; a moment of rebirth, of freedom, of happiness, of independence, of transformation, of discovery. For me, these pictures at this specific moment of change and adventure for her, transmit so much of who I know her to be, and at the same time, transmit so much of the woman that is emerging. Life most recently took an beautifully unexpected twist and as I looked deeply at these portraits, I was able to see new aspects of my girl that, looking back, were always there … right below the surface, ready to be released into the world, ready to help guide a new and exciting path. That twist was most certainly one of life’s most marvelous gifts. I could not be happier to share these photos of my darling miss Kathryn Taylor as she embarks on the journey of a lifetime. (Oh and yes, that’s me, I made an appearance in a few of the pictures). Te queremos, hermana, ¡feliz viaje!