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Camera House : Better Pictures 14
UP CLOSE and personal An acclaimed portrait, landscape and commercial photographer, Adam Taylor captures life’s elusive moments. When Adam Taylor was just 16 he convinced his father to turn their cellar into a darkroom, and thus began a lifelong passion for photography and the photographic image. “I was very enthusiastic about the traditional photographic process,” remembers Taylor. “I convinced my father to light-tight our cellar and put in a couple of benches so I could use it as a darkroom.” Admittedly it wasn’t that hard a task – his father was also an avid photographer who would compose slide nights of the family’s travels and everyday adventures. It is here that Adam got his first taste of the photographic bug. “My dad was right into photography. Discovering my father’s immaculate Kodak chrome slide transparency collection is one of my earliest photographic memories. There were ‘slide nights’ with family and friends at our place on the dining room wall, with much colourful commentary, inspiration and laughter.” Having made the decision from an early age that photography was going to be his career of choice, Taylor set about carving a niche for himself on the local scene. Early jobs in street press and music magazines helped him sharpen his skills and today Taylor is one of our foremost Feature AdAm TAyLOr 16 016_Bpics14_Adam_v2.indd 16 27/08/13 10:02 AM
Better Pictures 13