I often feel as if we are currents. Moving in directions that ebb and flow through each others lives. Every once in a while there is a person that comes along that is moving at the same pace as you.
I remember years ago, we shared a room together, and would stay up talking about complete nonsense. Then the next day that nonsense would become something profound. Those conversations, that were passing thoughts, would start where they left off without missing a note. Adventures didn't stop. Whether it was random drives down to San Francisco through the night, or pedaling bikes across town to grab a beer.
Swift has always been one of those people I completely trusted from the start. He's warm. There is a poise to him that allows you to open up about your greatest fears and your sharpest insecurities. And his talent is something I'm always looking to catch up with.
Taylor, "Hey, I need you to check this out and let me know what you think."
Johannes, "Did you just send me a song? Are you making music now? Are you kidding me. You're fucking kidding me, right?"
-the little brother in me exhales in disbelief.
Taylor's life is a work of art. He's that friend that oozes an expressive sense of thought into everything around him.
I met Taylor as a photographer, then a woodworker, a fisherman, a writer and the list continues to grow.
He's a mentor and a best friend. And one of the biggest reason's I started this whole project.
Take With Me is devoted to humans that I can't imagine life without. They are forces that stretch everyone around them to be a grander version of themselves and constantly shape the world they want to live in. I wouldn't be myself with those humans not in my life and I wouldn't be myself without this gentleman in my corner.