“Travel Picture” (Part of the North West Open Photography Exhibition)
“Self Portrait as a Consumer”
“Series of Crime”
“Memory Still 11”
“Memory Still 2”
“Memory Still 3”
“Memory Still 7”
After graduating in 1994 with BA (Hons) in Fine Art Simon Taylor has exhibited in many group and solo exhibitions throughout the UK and has sold images for publication worldwide.
Using various mediums including photography and painting, the work is part of a continuing project started in 1993 based around ideas of perception, questioning the validity and source of received visual information.
His current work, ‘Memory Stills’ , looks at film images in the western world. The images are traditionally painted onto canvas, which at first appear to be abstract, painted without detail.
The title ‘Memory Still’ is used as these images are indeed derived from film stills but are reproduced in a subconscious/abstract way like a memory. Simon says:
“Taking a fleeting film still out of its visual and traditional context gives the viewer upon recognition the realisation that we all hold and share vast amounts of visual data. Offering a subconscious connection by triggering a memory, the viewer can then place the image in the correct context of their previous visual experience, in turn giving the image a narrative and a function.”
Simon has had exhibitions in Manchester, Kendal, Stockport, Salford, Liverpool and London.
For more information about Simon and his work please visit his website at:
UPDATE: Simon has been involved in photography ever since his graduation in 1994 and is also a freelance photographer based in the North West of England. He is available for a variety of photographic services, including commercial, weddings, panoramic, web design and imagery. In addition to these standard photographic services he is able to create full frame 360 degree images to be used in a variety of applications. The finished images can be included onto web sites or can be emailed. As Simon says:
“I have worked for many clients around the country and I am currently the photographer for Comme Ca Art, Manchester’s leading contemporary art galleries. My images have been used for a variety of publications worldwide and are distributed through Getty Images.