The New York World’s Fair of 1964/1965 celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 22, 2014. The theme of the Fair was “Peace Through Understanding,” dedicated to “Man’s Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe.” In this body of work Taylor creates a Fair that could have existed by creating and photographing dioramas and miniatures using toys and objects that time period and that relate to fair themes.
The memorable icons that Taylor remembers seeing and experiencing at the Fair include the Unisphere, UniRoyal Tire’s gondolas, the Antique Car Ride and the Bel-Gem waffles. In this series of images Taylor explores some other ideas of rides and attractions that would never have passed muster in the dusty, smoke-filled Fair Committee rooms of the late 1950’s and early 60’s.
Inifinity Town is based around figure-8 railroad tracks. The residents and creatures are stuck here. They do their best to live in this strange town but sometimes it can get a little dicey. The Town has it all: A church that performs gay weddings, a polluted lake, a mountain overlook, a graveyard with giant squirrels, a toxic dump, decommissioned gas station, trailer parks, a broken train car sculpture park, and of course, trains. The only way anyone has left Infinity Town was by the last Shuttle.
CAUTION: Some inanimate, plastic figurine "adult" content.
Infinity Town — video by Taylor Mickle
Box Car Sculpture Park
At the Lake
Squirrel in Graveyard
Dumping the Evidence
Based on the TV show "Breaking Bad," these locals are dumping toxic waste near the train tracks at the far end of Infinity Town.
Jason & his black lab, Casey, in and over the mid-Hudson Valley, NY.
Shianne couldn't find someone to play mind games with so is doing the next best thing.
Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
Jason Plays Flute for Casey
Jason Loves His Bluefish
Jason Flying over Ancram
This gallery includes a variety of personal projects and images that don't fit in a category -- yet. Images could include beginnings of a body of work, experiments in content or techniques, lighting or gear. Come back often. I'll post new work as it's ready. Thanks for visiting!
Fuel Coffee Shop. Main Street, Great Barrington, MA
Record Player Stencil on Rusted Metal
Blue Green Liquid
Miniatures & Cowboys
Horse & Rider
Let Me Out!
Elephant & Clown
Secretary Under the Gun
Statue of Liberty Balloon Ride
Broken Leg in Guns
Railroad Workers For Life
Sheep in the Woods
Baby Race on Licorice Road
Hazmat Ribbon Candy
Old Man in a Flower
ToyLand is a series of miniature figurines in various predicaments.
CandyLand is a place of colorful, sweet and delicious confections. Minesweeping Candydrops, Gumdrop Painter, Ribbon Candy Chef, Gigantic Lollipop and Neccos are just some of the sweet photographs in the portfolio.