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Conversations with Taylor Robinson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Robinson.

Hi Taylor, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Photography and storytelling have been passions of mine since elementary school. I was a dancer for a long time and learned the details of creating a story without words – bodies and music only. As I got older, I worked with school newsrooms and projects in both video and photo mediums. I got into a film school in Boston but was unable to afford the costs and studied creative writing at Florida State. I started working in the community more and more, helping businesses on the small and local level capture the essence of their origin’s and models for marketing. I continued to create digital media and was encouraged to start a business for myself. I started slowly booking clients that admired the multiple niches of edits and styles I could give them. I worked hard at my art and am still learning day to day how to properly monetize and share the experience of it.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It is hard to book a client with a price I am worth. Many simply do not have the funds with the pandemic and the continued inflation we see nationally. Photos are at the tip of everyone’s fingers now. – but the art and principal of it as a medium is still so valuable. Selling that VALUE has been somewhat of a struggle while keeping up with media trends and algorithms.

The challenges push me to my best. I dissect a problem and do my best to find a solution. It keeps it interesting and me constantly adapting.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
I am excited about the recent weddings and engagement shoots I have done, Honestly, I am most proud of the artistic, vision-based models that were not booked. I worked with two dancers in old tutu’s that my mother had hand-stitched and created in my childhood. We turned this ying-yang, dual character into separate and overlapping entities. That was a serious game changer for me and really caught the eyes of some larger brands and clients.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I work with a Sony mirrorless camera and edit on an iPad. I am very simple about my hardware but use a plethora of software. I think people are surprised that I have limited camera equipment. As a 22 years old recent college graduate, it should not be shocking I am still struggling to expand the expensive equipment we see in larger businesses or older business owners. I am still striving day in and day out to change that.

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All taken and edited by Taylor Nicole

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