A lot of my photographic work is based around different projects, using the art of photography to explore different subjects and tell a stories.
Here are a few of those stories.
Click on each of them to display the photographs.If you would like to learn more about each project, click on the links to the relevant blog postings.
All photographs are copyright Stephen Taylor. Please do not use without permission.
When I am not photographing I am cycling and when I am not cycling I am photographing cycling, whether it’s cyclists out and about or the more off-beat cycle sports such as bike polo.
You can read more about cycling here.
As a cyclist roads have always fascinated me and I have loved the idea of riding as far as possible that I run out of the road. In 2019 I cycled from London to the edge of the land on the Essex coast. You can find out more about here.
On my cycle rides I often visit village churches and one of the things I seek out are the quiet corners of the churchyard where the watering cans and the compost heap are situated; a reminder of the simple practicalities of remembering.
This is an ongoing project and I hope to return to it shortly. In the meantime, you can read a little bit more about it here.
I have been taking photographs for many years back to the pre-digital age. Recently I came upon several old 35mm slides from the 1980s. I have repurposed them to create this series of photographs.
Read how the project grew out of Covid 19 lockdown here.
I grew up in Weymouth on the south coast of England. One of its almost unique features is the full size railway line that runs down the middle of the road. No trains have run for over twenty years. These photographs explore how it fits into the local townscape. You can read about the inspiration for this project here.
The Dorset coastline is 88 miles long. In the summer of 2018 I cycled its length, heading down tracks to explore its more remote beaches and cliff tops.
Read about my journey here.