My name is Christopher Taylor. I'm a self-taught fine-art and editorial 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 fine-art and editorial photography, my work mainly consisted of capturing nightlife outings and taking photos of family and friends. After years of buying and even losing cameras, my then-girlfriend upgraded me to a Canon PowerShot for my 28th birthday. It was leagues ahead of the previous cameras I owned but was limited after realizing that I couldn't swap the lens. My goal was to soon own a Nikon DSLR camera. After a couple of months, I used the check I earned from profit sharing at my then-job to buy the Nikon D3200. Photography became more than just a hobby from that moment forward.
Maybe because I've always been an artist, photography came easily to me. I've scratched the surface of several genres of art such as poetry, literature, graphic design, illustration, sketching, etc. These experiences and skills helped define my photographic style.
Arguably, more than anything else, music has been a heavy influence on the aesthetics of my work. The emotional state that noise puts me in is what I replicate through my art.