Melbourne | Adelaide | Sydney | Everywhere
PHOTOGRAPHY | ILLUSTRATION | DESIGN | ART | VIDEOGRAPHY | RETOUCHING
art . fashion . beauty . weddings . promotional . lifestyle . tourism . portraits
(Head shot illustration by Tash Reynolds)
Hi, I'm Taygan. You can call me Tay.
I'm curious and creative.
I call myself an Artist, for lack of a better word to describe all the services and experiences I offer. I am trained and experienced in Photography, Illustration, Design, Retouching, Videography, Visual Art and more.
The long version;
I have always found happiness in creating visual art, primarily painting and illustration, but I found I could never quite find the right balance of realism and imagination through my hands alone. This is where I found photography and retouching - a medium that allowed me a more realistic approach to my image making process, but still gave me the freedom to bring to life the world I imagine. I spent 10 years working and thriving as a creative photographer, before realizing that Photography alone wasn't going to satisfy me and the potential I had to offer the world. This is where I fell in to content creation - being able to offer creative solutions over a range of different media made so much more sense to me and always felt natural; why wouldn't I offer that professionally?
In February 2016, I concluded my position as a Lifestyle and Entertainment Photographer / Videographer for Pacific Magazines, in order to travel and, as ridiculously cliché as it is; find "me".
Six months later and I dove in to full time freelancing - dedicating my hours to not only professional Photography services, but a whole range of visual mediums. Although I'm based between Melbourne and Adelaide, I do travel often for work and leisure, especially to Sydney and even overseas for destination Weddings. Some of my services, such as retouching (incl. deep etching and batch processing), graphic design/illustration and writing, I am able to offer both locally and remotely.
-- Clients --
EPS LawyersC.H.A.R.M Festival (Formerly Healesville Music Festival)
Penrith Symphony Orchestra
Creme De La Creme Productions
CITRI Hair Salon
The Southern Sisters
ORACLE Collection Jewelry