Nathan Taylor has been taking photos and making videos since he was a teenager. With a keen interest in filmmaking he is drawn to making images (both moving and stills) that tell a story, whether staged with professional lighting, wardrobe, etc. or on the run as a down & dirty documentary. Nathan as a wide breadth of experience from working as crew on feature films, light painting subjects in 360degrees, to making mouth watering images of tikka masala or cozy rental apartments. Through workshops, classes, online tutorials, mentors and lots of experimentation Nathan has a deep well of knowledge to draw on for a project. Combine all of this with a hard working, can-do attitude and passion and you have someone who will do whatever it takes to make your project come off right.
I love the unique intersection of art, science and technology that exists in the photo and video world. I get to work with interesting, sophisticated equipment in order to create images that didn't exist before. It gives me a window into the world, and it gives me a way to reach out and influence people.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I do a wide variety of jobs, from architectural tours to events and products. One memorable shoot involved shooting a specialized tool that was being used in the restoration of a WW2 submarine. I got an opportunity to work closely with the volunteers keeping this vessel in pristine condition while also promoting the tool company that had donated the equipment. I took the time to really learn the history of the submarine, the volunteer organization and how the tool was used. Then, after all the safe shots were done, I took the time to try to make some unique and unusual images. After I've gotten what I need, I always go back and try something new. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but its always interesting.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Finalist in the 2015 Physics Photo Walk.
A fun fact about this photographer
I went mining for opals for a week in the Australian outback when I was in my early 20's, among other strange adventures.