welcome

industrial compsitionWelcome to Taylor Mahoney Photography. 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 for my blog and recent stuff, or check out the tabs at the top of the page for my portfolio and other information. I would love to hear from you, let me know what you think. Enjoy…

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.

Photo-J Favorites One Year In

It has been quite a year…I started working as a staff photographer for the Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff’s local news paper, took over black and white printing operations for Hidden Light and did a lot of personal stuff in addition. Below is a slide show of about 30 of my favorite images taken while on assignment for the Sun during my first year as an official photojournalist. Some of these have been on this blog before, but perhaps that is for a reason, this is not a complete best-of-year, just best-of-year-at-the daily sun… Click on an image to enter the slide show and see caption info…

Some additional features and stuff

A few shots from the last month or so, everything from portrait, to feature and even some sports shots that I don’t hate…make sure to click on an image to enter the slideshow and show caption info.

A Few Fine Features

A selection of feature shots from the last month or so taken around Flagstaff…Enjoy.

Forest Thinning

In an attempt to keep the ball rolling, here is another slideshow from a recent assignment I shot for the Arizona Daily Sun…State and local crews are working on a few sizable forest thinning projects in the Flagstaff area. Some residents see trucks full of logs coming out of the forest and fear that ┬áthe thinning has gone too far and is more like a clear cut.

Unfortunately the article kind of spins it this way, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The thinning of sick, dead and over crowded Ponderosas is necessary for forest health and to help reduce the risk from wildfire. Our forests are far too dense from generations of mismanagement, a forest floor covered in pine needles is bad, there needs to be open space, grasses and flowers too. Here is a link to the original article, and the slide show below, click on an image to enter the slide show and see captions etc…