My name is Christopher Taylor and I'm a self-taught portrait photographer born and raised in the inner-city of Racine, Wisconsin. I began shooting around 2004-2005 with a $50 Olympus point-and-shoot camera I purchased from a nearby Walgreens. Years before moving onto creative photography my work mainly consisted of capturing nightlife outings and taking photos of family and friends.
After years of buying, using and even losing cameras, my then-girlfriend upgraded me to a Canon PowerShot for my birthday. It was leagues ahead of the previous cameras I owned but was limited after realizing that I was shooting with a built-in lens. After some research, owning a Nikon DSLR camera became a goal of mine and after a few months, I used a check I earned from profit sharing at my then-job and some cash from savings to buy an entry-level Nikon DSLR camera.
Photography became more than just a hobby from that moment forward.