Posted by: Necci – Dec 23, 2011
Taylor Surratt is a model/anti-model hailing from the concrete garden of NFK/Portsmouth, VA. Her style and attitude could blow through you like a fence-wrapped hurricane. Her essence is that of a black metal hipster, and her wit is sharper than her teeth. Taylor’s gutter glam casts spells in her photos, which make you pay attention and makes you want to be right there with her. Taylor Surratt mixes her “anti-model” physique with filth, beauty and crooked septums; she’s almost like a mix between Mallory Knox, Drew Barrymore and Paz De La Huerta. She models the same way she comes off, which is classically trained with streetwise expertise. She is blowing up and she secretly knows it.
This year her photos have been in RVA magazine, RVA's The Good, The Bad, The Ugly photo book, featured on a shirt for Shadowlawn Creepers, and all over the Internet on various blogs and art sites. She is also on the front page of recent VA publication Cannonball City, which you can almost find anywhere in the 757. Taylor may not be Vogue material, but she doesn’t give a fuck. She would burn Vogue down as long as someone got a photo of her doing it. Taylor will walk the walk, burn the runway, and make sure she reapplies her lipstick, all at the same time.
Words and Images by Richard Perkins
Top Image by Josiah Marroquin