About Taylor Photography
Taylor Photography is a freelance imaging studio based in a 19th century farmhouse in central Maine, owned and operated by Mike Taylor and Sonia MacNeil. Mike has been a landscape and studio photographer for over 20 combined years and counting. He is an artist, a philosopher, a musician, a movie buff, and a self-proclaimed connoisseur of beverages made from malted barley & hops ... we all have our bag of rocks to carry. Sonia has been involved in creative writing, marketing, and public relations in one form or another for over twenty years, working in publishing, advertising, retail and auctions. She enjoys reading, history, antiques, movies, travelling and micro-brewed beer.
Sonia and Mike got engaged during their trip out west in May 2016 and are currently planning their wedding for sometime in 2017 around their workshop schedule.
Taylor Photography's landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture Of The Day, Huffington Post, The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova, Discovery.com, Mashable.com, UNILAD, Outdoor Photography Magazine, Yahoo! News, Space.com, Earthsky.org, Spaceweather.com, Solarham.net, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike is also a contributing member of the International Dark-Sky Association and he has been working in conjunction with their organization to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste. Please check out our Press page for links to the photographs and articles that have been published by these resources.
Nyctophilia (nĭk'tə-fĭl'ē-ə) n. - a love or preference for the night or darkness.
Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world - a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings will spark your inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day - the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays.
"I have always been a 'night owl' - I can remember sneaking out of the back door of my home as a teenager on warm summer nights to go sit somewhere in my neighborhood and wonder about Man's existence while looking up at the stars. Most folks are so busy with day-to-day life that they rarely contemplate the radical idea that we all live on a small rock which is rotating and flying through the cosmos at a speed we can barely fathom." - Mike Taylor
Taylor Photography teaches night photography & post-processing workshops and is available for studio/product, architectural, and website development photography services - simply contact us for rates & schedules. Thanks for visiting our portfolio & social media sites and please feel free to send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mike & Sonia