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Harry Taylor

Harry Taylor

Initially a film photographer with a passion for 4x5 and 8x10 formats, Harry Taylor became disenchanted when film choices began to dwindle, so he started looking for ways to work “free of corporate influence.” While most photographers transitioned from film to digital, Taylor decided on a different route — one that led him to the mid-19th century and the world of wet plate collodion process photography, which involves large-format cameras and on-site processing in a mobile darkroom. It’s a messy, labor-intensive process that involves long wait times, dangerous chemicals and little margin of error. In 2011, Taylor was the sole representative from the United States at the world-renowned Simposio internacional de Arte in Noja, Spain.


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