Photography by SHANNON TAGGERT.-
Nunsense (1:17) Features the fine art photography of Shannon Taggert, accompanied by music Ana By Moby. The multimedia version of the photographic series was produced by XXXX Magazine, “The Untitled Magazine” in collaboration with the photographer.
Shannon Taggart is a freelance photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BFA in Applied Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including Blind Spot, TIME and Newsweek. Her photographs have been shown at Photoworks in Brighton, England, The Photographic Resource Center in Boston, Redux Pictures in New York, New gallery in Houston and the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work has been recognized by the Inge Morath Foundation, American Photography, PDN and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace, among others.
Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group ‘the vatican commandoes’ when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band ‘awol’ while studying philosophy at the university of connecticut and suny purchase. He started dj’ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80’s new york house and hip-hop scenes, dj’ing at clubs such as Mars, Red Zone, MK, and The Palladium.
He released his first single, ‘go’ in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he’s also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.
Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including ‘Heat’, ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, and ‘The Beach’, among others. Currently he’s touring in support of his most recent album, ‘Wait For Me’, as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function.
The Track Ana that was used in this multimedia fine art video is part of his soundtrack collection, Moby Gratis.