V Magazine
Posted by Veronique on November 20th, 2023

V Girls: Talia Ryder
A new star in motion

“Motion! Motion! Motion!” Talia Ryder says, when asked to do the impossible: chart her future in three words.

She laughs and, in between soft chuckles, dismisses her previous response. “I’m just kidding.” Make no mistake, however, the misgiving she feels about trying to describe her future is not a by-product of Ryder’s self-doubt, but an expression of all the places she can go. From starring in campaigns for Saint Laurent and her leading role in Sean Price Williams’ debut drama The Sweet East, to making her directorial debut with a music video for Del Water Gap this past summer, the multi-hyphenate is in constant ambulation, shifting between roles with ease. It comes as no surprise that this ever-mov-
ing force entered the art world through a space
where movement was everything—her home-
town ballet studio in Buffalo, New York.

A dancer before she was anything else, Ryder spent summers in New York City, staying with her uncle and dancing at summer intensives. It wasn’t until 2015 that Ryder moved to the city after landing the role of Hortensia in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. Here, she found a home in the choreographed chaos, the constant movement of a metropolis. “I like leaving my apartment in the morning and not knowing when or if I’ll ever be back,” explains Ryder. “That’s the fun of it.”

Besides their spontaneous, wandering nature, Ryder loves the streets of New York because they inspire her personal style. Ryder first leaned into the world of fashion at the age of 17 while promoting her film Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Saint Laurent dressed her for the press tour. Since then, she’s become an ambassador for the French fashion house and cultivated a friend- ship with creative director Anthony Vaccarello. “He used his position in fashion to make all sorts of art and bring all sorts of different artists together,” she says. “He’s created a real family— I’ve even met numerous collaborators that I’ve worked with through Saint Laurent.” One of these collaborators was Del Water Gap, also known as Samueal Holden Jaffe, who worked with Ryder on her directorial debut, the music video for his single “All We Ever Do Is Talk.”

The pair met at the Saint Laurent SS23 menswear runway, where Ryder shared her interest in directing. Moving behind the camera has always been a goal for her, and directing Del Water Gap’s video allowed her to bring her filmmaking vision to life–a forward step into new territory. The video, which has nearly 120,000 views on YouTube and her penchant for hazy, muted colors and dramatic lighting. When she posted it, her Instagram comments were flooded with gushing messages and red fiery hearts — the highest of Gen Z praise. Aside from Ryder’s behind-the-camera aspirations—which also include filmchoreography—this star shines in front of the camera also. In The Sweet East, her character, Lillian, takes a strange yet beautiful journey across the Eastern seaboard in along the way by a cast of eccentrics, who represent the astonishing variety of human beings in contemporary society. The film, which Ryder calls “one of the best and most fulfilling creative experiences of [her] life,” is a postcard of perpetual motion. Maybe her initial answer wasn’t so far off the mark after all.

Source: vmagazine.com

Articles & Interviews - Gallery - Photoshoots

Comments are closed.
Site Info
  • Maintained by: Veronique
  • Since: 23 September 2021
  • Layout Photos: Julian Ungano, Hao Zeng, David Sims & Inez and Vinoodh
  • Hosted by: Host4Fans
  • Contact: Email Veronique
Official Talia Ryder Links


Current Projects

Dumb Money
Talia as ?
News Photos IMDb
Follows the Wall Street chaos after GameStop's stock skyrocketed due to Reddit.

Little Death
Talia as ?
News Photos IMDb
Two young drug addicts break into the home of a neurotic TV writer before spending the night in Los Angeles pondering about life, death and morality.

Talia as Joy Womack
News Photos IMDb
American ballet dancer Joy Womack is accepted into Moscow's infamously tough Bolshoi Ballet Academy, with the dream of becoming a great ballerina.

Hi everyone! Veronique, the owner of Talia Ryder Fan, here!

Do you visit Talia Ryder Fan frequently? Do you have any photos, screencaps, magazine scans, photoshoots etc that aren’t on this fansite yet and you would like to donate? You can EMAIL ME. Also let me know if you would like to be credited and how.

What can you donate?
Fanart, Candid + Event Photos, Film Stills + Screencaps, Magazine Scans and Photoshoots. Or even money.

Normally I’m not someone who asks money from people, so that is NOT what this is. Donating means that it is OPTIONAL. I’ve been getting a lot compliments about this site and all the great content. Thank you so much for all of your warm words, it makes it so much easier to keep this fansite as updated as possible!

As many of you may already know it isn’t easy to keep a fansite like this one updated with the best and most recent content. Up to this point I’ve always paid for all the HQ picture content in the gallery! As well as the domain name and the hosting.

Unfortunately it has gotten more difficult for me to finance everything. So that’s why I wanted to try a DONATE button on the website.

Again, donating is optional and all you have to do is click on the button below to be redirected to the donation page. You can choose to either pay with PayPal or with Debit or Credit Card. And you can, of course, choose the amount you want to donate.

All donations will be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much for all of your continued support. Let’s make Talia Ryder Fan even better together!