Daniel Taylor: Faces of Jazz

July 1-29, 2016
Daniel Taylor: Faces of Jazz
Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 6:30-9:30 PM. Please note, the Emporium will be closed on Monday, July 4, for the holiday.

Daniel Taylor has been passionate about photography for more than half of his life. After retiring from retail sales three years ago, he was able to dedicate more time to his art. Taylor is a self-taught artist who is influenced by Peter Turnley, Elliot Erwitt and others in the world of Street Photography. He enjoys shooting casual portraits outdoors or in his home studio. Other favorite images include live musical performances and architectural angles. “Of the pictures I shoot, there is a very good chance I will convert the image into black & white,” says Taylor. “I feel black & white conveys more emotion in the photograph than color. Things that may go unnoticed in color photos are highlighted and enhanced when using gray tones.” Taylor’s exhibition includes black & white photographs of jazz artists on stage. The music played in jazz is filled with the soul of the player. Taylor also feels there is a visible emotion with the artist, which is expressed through his/her body language, grins and grimaces.

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