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BigZona Burlesque Visits the Monte Vista Hotel

mahoney_20130714_2879A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of interacting with and shooting the always fabulous BigZona Burlesque Troupe. This time we took over the roof the the historic Monte Vista Hotel in downtown Flagstaff, Ariz. The monsoon clouds were just forming and the sun was setting in the west. This is one location in town that isn’t opened to photographers or anyone for that matter, very often, I felt quite privileged to be given the access. Please head over to the bZb Facebook page to see more of the images from this series and the other shoots we have put down..



Sunrise On The Edge Of The World

mahoney_20130726_01246Spent Thursday night camping on the edge of the Mogollon Rim with a group of friends. This spot offers unparalleled views of the edge of the rim and into Sedona. The above shot was taken just before sunrise out of a rock precipice several hundred feet above the canyon floor, there is quite a bit of fog and some monsoon rain clouds in the distance…


Traffic Boosting Cat::2013 Edition

mahoney_20130706_2232Since it has been well documented that cat photos boost a websites traffic, (not so much for other critters) here is another cat photo designed not only for optimal cuteness but to increase traffic flow to my website…


More Photograms

mahoney_20130619_00999A riff on the same, I can’t get enough of these graphic/documentary style images. With the UV rays climbing up here on the mountain, and summer boredom setting in, I have another series of photograms for your enjoyment. Hit the link to see the gallery… Continue reading

Photograms::Bored Summer Daze

rust5While bored at home this sunny afternoon, I decided to play with some photograms…subjects range from found rust to plants and a negative too. Mediums are either cyanotype or silver halide photo paper, all sun-exposed…I have a gallery over on taylor mahoney photography’s facebook page…head over that way to check out the rest.


What’s In Your Camera Bag::2013 Event Photography Edition::

Frequent followers of this blog may remember a post by the same name I did one year ago today over on thevisualCollective blog. If for some reason you don’t remember, then hit this link and be refreshed…Now on to new news. Below you will see a photo of my current digital set-up, hit the link and read on brave follower to be enlightened…


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What I did with my Electric Kingdom vacation::May 2013

mahoney_20130504_00145Yes my little droogies, it is that time again. Last nights Electric Kingdom was one for the books, head over to the Electric Kingdom Facebook Page and see what I see…


More BigZona Burlesque

mahoney_20130418_97801About a month ago I posted some photos from the first BigZona Burlesque get together. Last night the bZb had their first public preview performance. In addition to some more head-shots (the crew has grown quite a bit) there are a few images from the dress-rehearsal (mine will be up soon). Head over to their Facebook Page, and check out some of the beez… Update::The dress-rehearsal photos are up on the bZb facebook page here…

Arts and Entertainment

2013-04-11Careful readers of this blog may remember seeing a post a few weeks ago about a fashion centric photo exhibition I am taking part in. This week, Flag Live, the local A&E publication, did a full story on the show and used many of my images with the text. While not the first Flag Live spread I have been featured in, this is one I am particularly proud of. If you aren’t in Flagstaff to get an issue yourself, head over to the Flag Live Website to check out the article and accompanying photos…


4×5 Preview

Over the last few weeks I have been working with my Speed Graphic Miniature. Instead of using normal 4×5 negatives, which are difficult to develop, easily scratched and must be processed in total darkness; I have opted to use regular photo paper as negatives and contact printing the resulting images. Photo paper is easy to handle, cheaper than negative film, and can be processed under normal dark-room conditions. The only draw back is that the paper has an ISO rating of about 3. This means that in full sun at f/32 (I always use the same aperture for consistency in timing my exposures) a normal exposure is about 2 sec…These are a few of my more successful attempts, however they have not been digitized very well (somewhat soft focus). These really need to be viewed in person to appreciate the detail, sharpness and tonal range produced by this camera/paper combo…