P&P Blogger Profile: Crash Taylor

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Crash Taylor of Crash Taylor Photography
www.crashtaylor.com
www.photographingbeauty.com

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and for the last 3 years I have been a professional photographer in the UK specializing in weddings and child portraiture.  I have just started shooting model portfolios which I thoroughly enjoy. I have also lived in Spain and Finland.  I have a beautiful Finnish wife and two rescued dogs, Bruno and Ben.  Photography and family is everything to me and I try to live every day to the fullest.

“Life without passion and photography is unforgivable”

Why do you blog?
Because everybody else does!

If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Scott Kelby’s blog
Strobist
Lighting Essentials

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Amateur always, professional photographer and Photoshop user 3 years

What type of camera(s) do you shoot with? 
Canon 5D’s

Mac or PC? 
MAC all the way baby!

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)? 
My Wacom Intuos3 A3 wide pen tablet

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
The Profoto Pro-B2 1200R and two heads, maybe this year for Christmas.

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Work hard, experiment, stick to your own creativity and follow your dreams.

What inspires you to create?
Life and the beautiful ( and ugly ) world we live in.

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Enjoy life to the fullest and turn your dreams into reality.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Back home in Los Angeles although my wife and I really enjoy the UK so actually not sure.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
What spare time???

What talent would you most like to have?
To be invisible when and where I want with my Canon 5D

From Inside the Actor’s Studio:
What is your favorite word? DAMN duuuuuude!
What is your least favorite word? Can’t
What turns you on? Perfect natural light and a good model and my wife of course.
What turns you off? People who are cruel to animals.
What sound or noise do you love? My wife singing in the shower – NOT!
What sound or noise do you hate? The sound of an injured animal.
What is your favorite curse word? Butthole
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? A marine biologist studying the great white shark.  I hope to be going cage diving with them one day in South Africa.
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Office work as it would kill my soul.
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Welcome aboard and grab yourself a Corona dude!

Comments:
  • Fantastic work Crash. I look forward to stopping by your blog more often.

    -doug

    February 20, 2008 at 10:07 am
  • Thanks Doug, much appreciated.

    February 20, 2008 at 10:42 am

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