Christopher Taylor comes from Skegness, a resort town on the east coast of England. When returning to visit his parents, he felt increasingly drawn to reflect on the past and childhood memories. He began to take photographs with his Rolleiflex and a bag of expired color film a journalist friend had given him. As the idea of making a book began to take shape, he decided to complement his photographs, which explore emotions, with a chronological visual archive of family snapshots and other documents or items that caught his eye.This became the structural form of Illuminations, a book in two parts, two books in one. Taylor’s daughter has designed the book, so bringing this family story full circle.

A trained zoologist and self taught photographer, Christopher Taylor (b. 1958) has exhibited his work in Paris, Madrid, London, Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta.

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