Sunday, November 27, 2011

tintypes for the holidays

Nothing says you care like a tintype. Its the ultimate photographic gift, call for yours today.
You can even smile if you want.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New work on sale now

Our State, and Garden and Gun, get yours today. There is also a video on showing
me at work making the plates from the story.
John Sullivan's new book is a must as well, you can find out more about his work at Phillip Gerard tells us about our history each month in Our State magazine.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tintype wedding in Asheville

Honour and Douglas married September 24 2011. Now forever more, they can touch their
their wedding day through the tintypes we make. Here are a few of the 30 or so done in
6-7 hours of live wedding action. Whole Plate, Half plate and a few brownie size plates
just because I like the way they look.
Planning a daytime wedding? maybe you would like more than a "shoot and burn"...
Maybe something artfully handmade like a tintype or ambrotype.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Our State Magazine

Thanks to you Brian Reed and Jim McKee for enduring video and tintype photography all in a day. And Our state for trying something new in an old way. I shot this for a story on the Civil War coming up in this months Our State.
And Special thank to Jonathan Weaver for perfect edit of the raw footage I shot as I was making tintypes. That's really using both sides of the brain I might add.


or search on you tube Harry Taylor tintype....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tintype days are here again!

Many thanks to Dennis Walsak at Modular Graphics for this festive poster design. Check out the latest work at his 621N4th gallery.
Historically people have had lots of fun doing tintypes , it was the original foto booth.
So bust out your zombie suit, zoot suit or what ever turns you on.
We'll make art.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall Tintypes

Fall is is a great time for family tintypes, Call for yours today 910 540 0793.
Ask for Fly...

Friday, July 8, 2011


All I can really say in a short blog post, is thanks to Manolo y Ana and all involved for a fantastic symposio. I am thrilled to know you all. And to my patrons I'm nearly ready to show you your print choices. Big Thanks to you as well. From here I work on my Spanish.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Modern tintypes -modern family

Meet the Connolly's its all about living art ,catching fish and having a good laugh. Here they are
forever on jappaned steel. This will really confuse people 150 years from now(at a yard sale). I wonder about our telephones; full of photos, where will they be 150 years from now?
see more at go there!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tintype wedding

As if regular wedding photography is not stressful enough, how about a tintype wedding like my new friends Jamie and Tom. The couple choose to have a really personal wedding circa 1875. Here are a few of the 16 plates made(in 5 hours)(in blazing midday sun), half and whole plate sizes.
Many thanks to The Jarvis Mansion , New Bern, North Carolina,for making this a great day for all.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tintypes of Spain

Always dreamed of Spain? Do you love Miles Davis's Sketches of Spain? or maybe Spanish Bombs by the Clash like me? Heres you chance to pre buy a print from my expedition to Noja. I have been invited to come to the Sianoja- Simposio International De Artistas En Noja. I am thrilled and honored, but it is not free, so I am pre selling 16x20 prints $162.80 nc sales tax applies. Your choice of the 50+ plates I plan to shoot. Portraits and landscapes with the orgins of the early explorers of the Cape Fear River in mind. They called the river "Jordan", by the way. 5 of 25 sold!!! Hurry this is a limited offer and other wise you will have to wait until Feburary to see the show at 621N4TH gallery. Call or email for your contract today. Fund art the old fashion
way, buy it!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

World Wet Plate Day 2011

2 of the 20 some plates I did today, to honor Fredrick Archer, who 1851 invented the process I started doing in 2007. Top is a Half plate the bottom is 8x10, both jappaned tin.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sianoja-Simposio Internacional De Artistas En Noja

I have been invited to Noja Spain to be apart of Simposio Internacional De Artistas En Noja. I am very honored and excited -needless to say. To help pay my expenses I am offering a pre-sale of prints from this expedition. I expect to make 50+ plates in my 10 day visit and you can have a signed 16x20
archival pigment print from this collection. The Tintypes and Ambrotypes themselves will be on exhibit in Feburary 2012 at the 621N4TH gallery . This is all apart of my studies of the Cape Fear River (the Spanish were the first from Europe to explore the river). The work will be likeness and other world views done with the wet plate collodion process of the Spanish coast and its people.
For $150USD you may pre buy a 16X20 inch print. This is a limited offer and when I reach my goal the sale is over so don't wait. No salesman will visit your home. Call or email for your contract today, Corporate sponsors are welcome, Visa ,paypal
and cash accepted. NC sales tax apply. Thanks for looking and please come to the opening.
Make it a great day-Harry