Paul Taylor

Currently based in Baton Rouge, LA, I concentrate on cityscapes, landscapes, old and new architecture, and the Mississippi River. This part of the Deep South exudes heritage and mystery with an overlay of progress, alternately soaked in hot sunlight, cool fog and sharp twilight hues, which I try to capture with an array of digital cameras.

I might not actually think about the subject I am shooting. Instead I consider the weather, time of day, or the angle of light and color. In the right situation, a mundane object or scene becomes a magical symbol that challenges the imagination.

My influences include Ansel Adams for understanding tone control as well as providing a good general photography education through his books, and other photographers such as commercial photographer Pete Turner and National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard, both of whom demonstrated how to "paint with light".

Paul Taylor