About the Project
Back in early March, I was in the beginning stages of an Artist Project in which I was asking for your help. Needless to say, the project has been on hold the last few months while we – and the rest of the world – stayed close to home.
Now, as we all start to come back to life, I’m ready once again to get started…and,
we’ve extended the deadline to June 10, 2020.
I’m looking for people who are interesting, colorful, unique, or simply just have a great story to tell that adds to the charm of our town. Artists, craftsmen, collectors, museum or gallery curators – anyone with a specific passion for what they do!
Do you know someone who might fit the bill? If so, I’d love to know about them. All I need from you is their name, phone number, email address, and a few sentences about why you feel they’d be perfect for this project. There is no limit to how many people you can nominate.
I can’t wait to share the finished project with you!
Deadline for submissions is June 10th
Only submissions submitted via the web app will be considered.
Meet the Artist
Michael Taylor, M.Photog., Hon.M.Photog. Cr., API, F-ASP, owned a successful portrait studio in Pasadena for twenty years and has served as a past president of the Professional Photographers of America. He has been a resident of Williamsburg for 12 years. Here, he works as co-owner and photographer at Sigmon Taylor.
His distinguished portfolio includes portraiture of Gerald Ford, Marlo Thomas, Carol Channing, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Locally, he does extensive work for Riverside Health System, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center, and many more.
“When I had a studio in Pasadena I created an exhibition called People of Passion funded by Eastman Kodak. It featured citizens of Pasadena who where colorful, unique and passionate about Pasadena. They added much flavor to the richness of the city.
In like manner, I want to create a similar exhibition for Williamsburg, VA. Southern Living just named Williamsburg “The South’s Best Small Town, 2020.” THAT is exactly right. Fascinating people make up this town and that is who I want to feature in this project.
However, I need your help. I’m looking for people who are interesting, colorful, unique or simply have a story to tell. They might be an artist, craftsman, teacher, architect, college professor or some other person who has a passion for life in this area – even better if they have visually interesting surroundings in which I can create their portrait.
I really appreciate your help. I am so thankful for your support and knowledge of our beautiful town.”