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Meet the 30-year-old photographer Taylor Swift who knows the pain of sharing a name with a celebrity

Taylor Swift and her namesake Taylor Adam Swift
Taylor Swift and her namesake Taylor Adam Swift
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs
Taylor Adam Swift/Komo 4 Seattle
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Life as Taylor Swift isn't as easy as it sounds.

At least when you're a 30-year-old male photographer who happens to share a name with one of the most famous singers in the world.

Introducing Taylor Adam Swift from Seattle, who life changed forever after the release of Taylor's debut self-titled album in 2006.

"I was kinda like, OK, I should look into this," he told local Seattle station KOMO 4.

Taylor Adam Swift/Komo 4 Seattle
Taylor Adam Swift/Komo 4 Seattle

"So I started researching, I was like, 'OK, so she does country music, that's great. She writes her own music, that's awesome! She seems like a great person.'"

Swift said he regularly receives fan letters intended for the Shake It Off hitmaker and when he introduces himself, he's often met with disbelief.

"There's that moment when they're like, wait, your name's actually Taylor Swift? Your real ... your whole ... your name's Taylor Swift," he added.

"It's a great confidence booster," Swift said. "It's like endless amounts of, 'You're so beautiful, you're so talented, you're a great role model, you have a beautiful voice.' And it's like, here I am, like, 'Thank you.'"

Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs
Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs

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