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Capturing the Fierce Essence of Dommes: A Photoshoot with The Taillor Group







Ever since I started my journey as a photographer, capturing provocative and empowering imagery, I've been drawn to subjects who emanate strength, confidence, and an aura that demands attention. So when the opportunity arose to photograph the legendary Dommes of The Taillor Group, a collective of powerful queer intersectional feminists advocating for sex workers' rights, I knew it would be an electrifying experience.


The shoot began with Charlotte, the "Queen" and founder of The Taillor Group. As a fierce intersectional feminist and activist, Charlotte exudes an energy that is both regal and defiant. We started with simple yet provocative portraits that allowed her natural dominance to shine through. Her gaze was intense, almost challenging the viewer, while her posture and styling communicated authority and control.




Next up was Red, an intimidatingly tall figure whose mere presence commanded respect and perhaps a hint of fear—exactly the intended effect. Capturing Red's dominant essence required playing with contrasting light and shadow to accentuate her imposing silhouette and the sharp angles of her meticulously crafted outfits. The images evoked a sentiment of "Don't mess with me" that felt delightfully intoxicating.



The searing sound of a whip cracking through the air heralded the arrival of Dahlia, who stepped forward donning an outfit that was equal parts elegant and utterly bewitching. As she demanded my lens's attention with her captivating movements and fierce expressions, I became acutely aware that I was documenting the divine feminine force personified. Dahlia's images radiate an energy that is both empowering and deliciously intoxicating.



Finally, Lady Grace emerged with a quiet yet deadly demeanor that added an enthralling depth to the dynamic I was capturing. Shooting in moody low lighting, I focused on framing her in a way that made the shadows dance across her form, transforming Lady Grace into an almost ethereal embodiment of dominance. Her images invite you to linger while leaving you deliciously unsettled—a perfect encapsulation of her aura.



Photographing The Taillor Group was a master class in harnessing the spirit of the powerful feminine. From Charlotte's regal command to Red's unshakable intimidation, Dahlia's bewitching elegance, and Lady's Grace entrancing mystique, I was immersed in an intoxicating realm where dominance and vulnerability intertwined. It was a transcendent experience that has left an indelible mark on my work and my philosophy as an artist.


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