Saturday, December 19, 2015

Garden and Gun's Best Photos of 2015

I never like to brag but this is a high honor!
Thank you G&G!

see the rest here...

I did a search and found this one too. Thank you G&G once again!!

more here

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Family Tintypes

 There is still time to book you family portrait in everlasting metal, the tintype. The perfect gift for those who like to stare. 910 540 0793 for details or hflytaylor at yahoodotcom
Color processes employed as well.

Friday, November 13, 2015

South Eastern North Carolina Magazine

On news stands now. Nicely written and photographed story by the very talented Trevor Normile.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Cucalorus Film Fest

UPDATE   Due to an Assignments My part of this open house is POSTPONED, Lets try again in next month.   Sunny day .... go shoot!

What to do in Wilmington at the Cucalorus Film Fest?  On Friday afternoon and Evening stop by the Studios at 21 Market Street and have your tintype made from 2pm until 8pm on Friday the 13th.
      You can also see the newest finds from Style Girl Vintage and have a film based cocktail with Mix Master Joel Finsel all right at 21 Market street.

 *Style Girl with be there 6-9pm with Joel....

Also visit Glenn's Tattoo Service on you way up to the second Floor or even put down roots with Laney Real Estate.  Get it all at 21 Market Street this Friday the 13th.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Morning Tintypes

  Here are a few of the 8x10 tintypes done for my friends David and Wendy and David and Maura, anniversary portraits created at a family landmark.
  The Holidays are here, now is the time to book your personal fine art portrait session.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Two brushes with greatness

 I was honored to have 2 of my tintypes (outtakes from an Out State shoot in 2009) used by designer Ned Irving to illustrate a book about Hiroshi Sueyoshi. (pottery photography by Adam Alphin) for his epic show at the Cameron Museum of Art.
Hiroshi, is one of the most interesting artist I have ever met and is a national treasure. He is collected in all the big time museums, worldwide. More at

My second brush with greatness , was a rainy day in the country with Phillip Gerard. Phillip is not only a great musician but the offical historian of the Civil War for Our State magazine. Throught out the 5 years of 150th anniversary events, Philip brought us a collection of fresh tales and newly researched stories that occurred in the Old North State published monthly in Our State. <>

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Easter Portraits at the Burgwin-Wright House

Commemorate Easter Sunday 2015 with a Family portrait at the Burgwin Wright house in downtown Wilmington. Schedule your session before or after church. Weather is looking perfect. See you there.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Garden And Gun

     Now on News Stands, Garden And Gun April/May 2015. Look for My work on page 149. Copy
by Nic Brown. Fantastic cover by Andy Anderson.
     Visit historic Beaufort, it will get the hair on the back of your neck awake. That is,
if you like a chilly day in a graveyard.

        Another occurrence of note, was when I was staring for my truth about this place,
with my head under the dark cloth and I hear the whisper of a Leica.... As a confirmed surrealist street photog myself, I know that sound.  Ric Carter, is a fantastic Street photographer who keeps Raleigh and Gates County covered with his poetic photographs of "life today".
Please visit his blog for further details. Wonderful North Carolina imagery.

Perhaps my favorite plate of the day was this stereo view of this broken column. Stare, let your eyes cross and you will see an image appear in the middle that will be 3D. Go buy a Garden and Gun for more about "life today" in the south.

Friday, March 20, 2015

A Tintype Wedding in the Hills of North Carolina

A Wet Plate Collodion photography produces an image called a Tintype. Icy drizzel gave way to sun on this January afternoon. Jennifer and Jons timeless style was a great match for the tintype.
 If you find yourself planning a wedding, or a reunion, at a log cabin in the woods, we should talk.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tintype portrait day at SALT Studios and Gallery

    Join Kelly and I this Sunday 10-5pm at Salt Studios/Gallery for tintype Portrait day. This session will feature a more urban vibe SALT is known for. We'll be roaming the alleys of North 4th street, making the Art you're in. Sign up now.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tintype Portrait Gallery Day is Coming to Salt Studio/Gallery

 Thank you Trinty Gallery of Raleigh ( for a fun afternoon of timeless portraiture. Rain, sun, overcast , setting sun, gave us revolving conditions all day with babies and dogs... but with the help of my good friend Julieanna, (fig.2) we some how made 20 some unique portraits on a Sunday afternoon.

   Coming this Friday to Wilmington's Salt Gallery/Studio, (a pure photo gallery) I am exhibiting a small collection of prints and plates from the Requiem Glasshouse. Also there will be a number of plates from the river. (Cape Fear that is). It will be a stellar evening of seeing killer photography in Wilmington. See Brownie Harris's 45 year Retrospective at the Wilma Daniels Gallery (if you don't see anything else, see this!) and at Amce Art , see Gary Breece, William Fredrick, Arrow Ross and Barbara Synder in an amazing collection of Vision and content.

   It was said clearly by Chuck Close, that Photography is the easiest medium to be proficient, yet the hardest to have a clear voice. I think Friday night will show you several clear voice/visions all within a few blocks.

 AND don't forget on 9 March you can star in your own art right here at Salt! Tintype portrait day 10-5. Call Kelly at 910.367.5720.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Opening at the Trinty Gallery this month.

Thank you T-gallery for hosting me in the Capital city. On Sunday Feburary 22nd visit the Trinty Gallery for a Tintype portrait day. Sign up in Advance on the their .

Please visit the Requiem page on my website to see more about this project.

 If in Wilmington, visit the Cameron Art Museum and see the Glasshouse for yourself as it returns for the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Forks Road, The fall of Wilmington. Ill be there with my wagon and doing Tintypes and Ambrotypes on Saturday the 7th and Sunday. On the following weekend is my favorite event of the year The Battle of Town Creek and Ft Anderson.You guessed it, Tintypes and Ambrotypes can be yours.

In other news, Visit the University Of Northern Colorado's Art Schools Gallery for a Wet plate Collodion group show juried by Quinn Jacobson , I am thilled to have 2 tintypes in this show. Closing Gallery talk on March 6th. Greely Colorado.
AND in Wilmington , for 4th friday, at Salt Photography Gallery, I will be showing more work from The Requiem Glasshouse and a selection of recent mammoth tintypes ( 18x22)  from the Cape Fear River.
As always, it comes back to the river.