welcome

industrial compsitionWelcome to Taylor Mahoney Photography. I am a professional newspaper photographer and darkroom printer in Flagstaff, Ariz. I hope to use this site as a forum to write about my photographic process, and a place to showcase my most recent work. Scroll down to see what I have been up to or check out the tabs at the top of the page for other information. I would love to hear from you, let me know what you think. Enjoy…

Flagstaff Pro Rodeo 2015

Well despite my best efforts to keep up, I have been a slacker. Super busy on my end means less time to think about blogging. Either way, here is a selection of images from the second annual Flagstaff Pro Rodeo that took place this weekend.

Some Recent Prints

Been off the blog train for a while, that’s not to say that I haven’t been shooting, quite the opposite. So far 2015 has been a very busy year, look for additional updates in the coming weeks as I try to get weekly updates going again.

In the mean time, here is a selection of images taken this spring. They are photos of original black and white prints I made in the darkroom, but was somewhat too lazy to actually scan them for the blog. Enjoy…

Holiday Photo Essays

This wasn’t a very busy week in news (at least around Flagstaff) This did however, provide the opportunity to take a little more time with the couple of assignments I did have  and produce short photo essays to accompany them (rather and the more typical one off photo). First off, I looked at the Northern Arizona Law Enforcement Toy Drive. Then on Christmas day, went around with a reporter and talked to people that were traveling by various means over the holiday. Both were interesting ways to spend a day, links to the original stories are here and here…Click the first image to enter the slide show and see captions…

 

Winding down December

Basketball season is heating up even as the temperatures around Flagstaff drop. With three high schools (six teams) and NAU (two teams), basketball is pretty much non-stop. As such, I have included quite a few shots of that…I also took a tour of a new lumber mill that has opened in Williams, Ariz. (about 30 min. west of Flagstaff). Newpac Fibre is bringing industry jobs to the area, which was formerly a logging king. The photo essay follows basketball…

End of November Begining of December

Some photo-j favorites from the last few weeks…Some feature/events a few sports and a larger photo essay about plastic bags in Flagstaff…You know the drill, click a photo to enter the slide show and see more info. I will post stuff from the last week, later this week…

I’m a Star Now

As you may or may not know, in addition to working for the local Flagstaff newspaper, The Arizona Daily Sun, I spend half my week working in a professional darkroom (yes that’s still a thing) making prints for all sorts of clients. Artists, government agencies and other private individuals are among the people I work with. I have prints that are in the Library of Congress, the JFK Library, hotels, offices as well as galleries and homes all over the country. Specific clients that I do regular printing for include Dan Budnik, Shane Knight, David Brookover, Jerry Jacka and more…

Recently a student at Northern Arizona University, Nick Humphries, approached me to ask if he could do a short documentary project for class about me and what I do photographically. After talking for a while, I suggested that while the newspaper is interesting, he should see what I do at the darkroom. He did, I talked into a microphone about it and below is the finished project. I thought it came out pretty well, enjoy…

Update::There was a slightly updated version of the video that includes a few more photos and a surprise ending featuring surprise stuff.

Another Weekly Update

Another busy week down, another just beginning…Had the opportunity to shoot a few exceptional high school athletes, a great new local restaurant, some local flavor and more. Please click on an image to enter the slide show and see caption info for each image…

The Last Week? I think…

A weekly update for you my little droogies. Some stuff from the last week. Perhaps nothing earth shattering but it is what I did…I have been feeling better about my sports shots lately, I do after all shoot a lot of them. Click on an image to enter the slide show and see caption info.

Some More Newish Stuff

In trying to keep this blog idea rolling, here are some favorites from the past two weeks or so at the Daily Sun. Surprisingly there are quite a few sports shots here, humm. If I can get some prints scanned, I may share some personal stuff too…Please click on an image to enter the slide show and see caption info.

In other news, my Nikon D300s decided to start communicating with cpu enabled lenses again today, for no apparent reason…

The last three weeks or so

I really do want to try and get a post like this up each week, haven’t quite been able to yet, but I’m working on it…For your consideration, here are a few favorites from the past three weeks or so. Click on an image to enter the slide show and view caption info etc etc…Enjoy.