Welcoming another bombshell to Gemma Peanut Gallery. None other than silver screen siren, Rachael Taylor. I have been following Rachael’s career for a decade now. When I was a fresh faced wee peanut just graduating from drama school, I basically wanted to be her. I loved the kinds of films she worked on. I loved how effortlessly articulate she was in any interview. She may be blonde but her mind is sharp and her tongue witty.
I first met Rachael years ago (She doesn’t remember this story, but I was sure to remind her at our shoot together). I had just arrived to my very first meeting with my shiny new acting Managers at Marquee Management. I remember nervously (slash excitedly) walking into their office and standing right there before me, finishing up her meeting, was Rachael. She sweetly introduced herself, welcomed me to Marquee with a warm smile and gracefully glided out the door. I was starstruck to say the least.
Cut to 2014 at an event in Los Angeles. I was hanging out with the DJ,(my dear friend and Peanut Gallery muse, Tahyna Tozzi), trying to remain incognito. (Did I mention I’m really bad at schmoozing at events. I get really awkward. So I hide). Rachael has been friends with Tahyna for many years and marched over to say hello to her. Just as I was about to reintroduce myself, Rachael turned to me and said. “I know you. You’re Gemma Peanut. I follow your blog. It’s awesome!”. I was gobsmacked. And further more, she went on to say “We should shoot together!… If you’ll have me of course”. Hmmm let me think about that Rachael… ummmm… YES PLEASE!
And boy did we shoot together! It was a dream. The girl’s a pro. This definitely wasn’t her first rodeo. She’s not only a great story teller in motion pictures but also in stills. She makes a million offers to the camera, changing up her face and pose with every click of my finger. I felt like I was engaged in some sort of secret visual poetic dialogue with her when we shot.
These pics were taken at Rachael’s beautiful home in Venice. I took a series of photographs of her in a few different outfits which I will be sharing with you guys over the next week. In this first outfit, Rachael is wearing (surprise surprise) SASS & BIDE trousers, white t-shirt by DION LEE, Jacket by APC and jewelry by ORLIKA.
Love Miss. Peanut x
Actress | Racheal Taylor Photography | Gemma Pranita
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