Award-winning Australian photographer
Adam Taylor became passionate about photography when he was 15, convincing his
family to turn its storage cellar into a darkroom.
In his later teens he became
completely distracted by surfing and snowboarding and started doing well in
competitions. At the age of 19 he suffered a debilitating back injury while
snowboarding that forced him to reconsider his career path.
He soon rediscovered his
love of photography and dedicated his energy to learning everything he could
about the subject, taking a photographic major at art school and then assisting
established photographers in Europe.
These days he works across advertising, people and landscape photography and has worked with
high-end clients including Schweppes, Qantas, Subaru, Smirnoff, Coca-Cola,
Australian Tourism, WWF, Canon, Bayer, Olympus and Wrigleys.
In 2011 he was named Advertising Photographer of
the Year at the International Photography Awards (IPA), and in 2012 was the
recipient of Creative Magazine’s Hotshop Photographer of the Year award. He is
also featured in the Luerzer's Archive, 200 Best Advertising Photographers
Taylor likes to work intuitively to create
imagery that resonates with feeling and rhythm. His recent personal series,
'The Island' (pictured below), was shot this year off the coast of Hawaii.