Tagger is a queer photographer, photo editor, and fine artist originally from Rochester, New York. He earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012, and has lived in Brooklyn since. His work primarily explores themes of intimacy and love, explored through personal relationships. These relationships can be fleeting or lifelong. Tagger draws inspiration from neoclassicist painting and a range of photography.
I’ve Loved Some of These People
My former partner, Nick, and I were together for seven years. In the final year of our relationship, we found ourselves in stable polyamorous relationships with a third person at two separate times. Each instance evolved naturally and organically. At a certain point, the time came to bring each into our lives, as a lover and a boyfriend.
I believe there is no end to the amount of love that someone can provide. There isn’t a one-person limit to what I can give, and I’ve fallen in love over and over. In these images, a series of people appear, reappear, and disappear, similar to the relationships themselves. I’ve Loved Some of These People reveals a state of mind, the desire to love and be loved, and the struggles and triumphs along the way.
To view more of Tagger Yancey IV’s work please visit his website.