Staged Narratives, Macro & Miniatures & Small Worlds
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Small Worlds is an ongoing series of landscape images conceived as panoramas and realized as stereographic projections that meet, end to end, to make a whole “world ” — a slice of space and time. From a vantage point of a given landscape, I convey scale, juxtaposition, light and color to see a place from where I stand — and to be enveloped by it.
Incorporating math, nature, landscape, and human perception, Small Worlds allows me to skew and wrap the landscape into a circle that gives a sense of miniaturizing and humanizing the vastness of place and space at the ground level. Distractions, view-blocking, distance and other elements in a given landscape provide surprises and wonder in the final images. Fibonacci and the Golden Section can become obvious in the disconnect of spaces within some of these landscapes.
These Small World images are best viewed very large as there are fine details in each piece deserve a closer look.
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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.
Based on the TV show "Breaking Bad," these locals are dumping toxic waste near the train tracks at the far end of Infinity Town.
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.