The 100 / #32: Kim Taylor Bennett

#32 Kim Taylor Bennett Music Journalist London, UK

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    • I know this bridge well; it's a scary corner of LDN.. -- Dashiell
    • Bridge over the railway tracks, just behind Chesire Street, east London. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Fail! -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • From nothing to something. Follicular evolution. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Dancing on the booths at the Barfly. Misspent Monday night. An Alex sandwich. No clue who those ladies are. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Brothers. Gabriel Stebbing aka Night Works & Michael Lovett aka Nzca/Lines. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Backstage at the Barfly. Three cheers Nzca/Lines! You released your debut LP. Let's drink champagne from plastic cups! -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • The stage. Pre-show. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Boys II Men. Camden Lock. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Megawatt smile. The effervescent Nikki Bedi manning the airwaves on BBC London. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Sunday funday food-day. Upmarket, Brick Lane, east London. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Great day of female-ness! -- Ernestina
    • International Women's Day hangtime thanks to Emmy The Great & pals. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Aaaaaaaah... how small the web makes the world! Hello Wayne that I went to school with :-) -- Ben Mason
    • The importance of steak. Lauren Heinz & Wayne Yip. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Amidst the clutter. A lady takes a moment. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Davo McConville. East London skyline. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • You can go your own way. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Can I get a reuben with cheese please? Mark of Monty's Deli serves up the good stuff. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Your guess is as good as mine. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • "Children will play where they damn well please." -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • "Does this look natural?" Absolutely not. The canal, Victoria Park, east London. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Cider/skull/skill. Danielle Goldstein. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • The rider. Backstage at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Chairlift singer Caroline Polacheck perched in the chair storage cupboard, backstage at the 100 Club. One of my favourite shots. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Becky Redman of Time Out Magazine's tequila Friday fund. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Love this shot. Such a different view from mine here in small town USA. :) -- Lisa
    • Alexi Duggins on the roof of Time Out's offices with a view of the British Museum. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Alex Garcia & Lauren Heinz. Thigh chafe; hamstring stretch. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • who is this dead man?! -- Dashiell
    • Singer Yasmin on the decks, Noah and Chiddy of Chiddy Bang celebrate the release of their debut LP at the Breakfast club. Good tunes + free booze + bacon sandwiches + pancakes & strawberries = YES> -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Her ass was an upturned heart. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Chiddy Bang play XOYO. View of the crowd; Chiddy on mic. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Chiddy Bang play XOYO. Crowd view. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Oliver Keens takes a nap amidst the ruins of the music industry. Where promos come to die. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Hands tell a thousand stories. My mom in the hospital waiting room, Coventry. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
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    • Mossy licks up an accident. Snitterfield, Warwickshire. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Beautiful! I love it. -- Ashley Ballard
    • Wet walk. Mossy & Davo McConville. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Kenilworth Castle and barbed wire, Warwickshire. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Mossy & the bone. Snitterfield, Warwickshire. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Outside the children's ward, Coventry Hospital. A mother smokes; observes the rainbow. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Trunk, sap, Snitterfield, Warwickshire. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • it's not spring anymore. Grey Gardens, much? -- Dashiell
    • Davo McConville by the pool in the February sun. Snitterfield, Warwickshire. -- Kim Taylor Bennett
    • Charlie McConville. Coventry Hospital. -- Kim Taylor Bennett

About Kim

Tell us a little bit about yourself

I was born in San Francisco and moved to Europe when I was 11. I have scars all over my knees from being a tomboy as kid. When I was 18 I played guitar onstage with Green Day which remains the biggest adrenalin rush I’ve ever experienced. Changing schools and moving around as a child has confused my accent but broadened my horizons. I’m competitive when playing table football and basketball. No one ever guesses my ethnicity correctly. Everyday I wear something from my mom’s wardrobe. I love scary movies. Dancing like a dork is fun. I’m a music journalist and sometime presenter.

What one thing are you most proud of in your 32 years so far?
Being self-sufficient and as an adjunct to that, conquering my fear of the camera. I’ve always loved writing, but to a certain extent you can hide behind printed words. Standing in front of the camera for the first time I found intimidating, excruciating even – but in part I knew I felt so self-conscious because I wasn’t doing a good job. It didn’t come naturally; still, I persevered.

What one piece of advice would you give to your 10 year old self?
Be bold. Also, don’t worry: New Kids on the Block will reform.

What do you hope to achieve by the time you’re 100?
Invent a hot sauce. Have a family and a peagle. Write a book.

(i do mean a peagle btw – not a beagle!)

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