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Taylor Mickle is a digital photographer specializing in macro and miniature dioramas, panoramas & stereo projections. Taylor's work is about storytelling, juxtapositions, scale and humor.

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Inspired by model railroad train layouts, boomer toys and the TV show, Land of the Giants, I use scale & real models, figurines, toys and natural materials to create vignettes that encourage the viewer to look at the miniature world more closely. I enjoy solving artistic puzzles and create photographs with humor, odd juxtapositions and scales with a sense of playfulness. There is a hint of surrealism in some of my work that allows the viewer to do a double-take. I plan to continue playing with toys, sugary sweets and salty, crunchy foods in my work.
 

EXHIBITIONS  

2017 La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA - The Coaster Show
2016 Hillsdale NY ArtsWalk
2015 Lenscratch "Signs of Spring, "Things We Love," "2014 Your Favorite Photograph"
2015 JWS Arts — Solo Show  Great Barrington, MA
2014 Group Thesis Exhibit  School of Visual Arts  New York, NY
2014 ArtsWalk 2014 Hudson, NY
2013  Morris Museum - "Toying with Art" Group Show  Morristown, NJ
2012  Chronogram Covers Show  Kingston, NY
2011  culture + commerce project  Hudson, NY

2011  ArtsWalk 2011  Chatham, NY
2011  Windows on Warren  Hudson, NY
2011  Columbia County Council on the Arts —"Food for Thought"  Hudson, NY
2011  JWS Arts — Solo Show  Great Barrington, MA
2011  Chronogram Covers Show  New Paltz, NY
2010  Columbia County Council on the Arts — Holiday Show  Hudson, NY
2010  ArtsWalk 2010  Hudson, NY
2009  Columbia County Council on the Arts — "Landscapes"  Hudson, NY
2009  ArtsWalk 2009  Hudson, New York

EDUCATION

2014  School of Visual Arts — Masters in Digital Photography  New York, NY
2006  Marlboro College Graduate School —  Master of Science. Strategic Technologies Brattleboro, VT
1990  Hunter College (CUNY) — Bachelor of Arts. Photography  New York, NY

2016  Woodstock Center for Photography — Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: Your Portfolio: Confluence of Art & Message
2014  Woodstock Center for Photography — Staged Narrative with Kahn & Selesnick  Woodstock, NY
2011  The Exhibition Lab — Sasha Wolf & Michael Foley  Chelsea, NY

HONORS, AWARDS & GRANTS

2014       Thesis Scholarship Award, School of Visual Arts
2000      Scholarship Website Design & Programming, Aquent Partners
1993       Award — Association Trends Publications Promo Pieces NACORE
1992       Award — Association Trends Publications Press Kits NACORE

PUBLICATIONS  

2014  Futurama -- Self-published book
2014  Infinity Town -- Self-published book
2009  Chronogram Magazine — Cover 05/09  Kingston, NY
2008  Roeliff Jansen Park Wildflowers — Summer  Copake, NY
2007   Blurb Production Book — self-published
2004   Computer Graphics Workbook — self-published

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Digital Macro Photography — IS183 Art School  Stockbridge, MA
Digital Macro Photography — Berkshire Botanical Garden  West Stockbridge, MA
Photography & Graphic Design — Keene State College  Keene, NH
Photography & Graphic Design — Musicians Institute  Hollywood, CA
Computer Graphics — LA ORT  Los Angeles, CA
Computer Graphics — Platt College  Los Angeles, CA
Desktop Publishing — Palm Beach Community College  Palm Beach Gardens, FL

GUEST SPEAKER +

Administrator & Host, Palm Springs Photography Meetup Group
Judge, Huffington Post Art Section
Berkshire Museum Camera Club, Pittsfield, MA -- Macro & Close up Photography / 2014
Taconic Hills Central School, Craryville, NY -- Arts Career Night / 2011 & 2012
Roeliff Jansen Park — "Photographing Wildflowers" / 2001

EMPLOYMENT

The Lux Farm — Photography Studio, Principal   Copake, NY & Palm Springs, CA
Universal Music Group / Polygram — Macintosh Systems Administrator  Los Angeles, CA
Boss Film Studios — Systems Administrator  Los Angeles, CA
Digital Domain — Systems Administrator   Venice, CA
MGM Film Studios — Web & Graphics Designer  Los Angeles, CA
NACORE — Assistant Art Director   West Palm Beach, FL

WEB DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY

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