Andy Taylor composites photos of objects to create striking images
My interest in photography started more than 25 years ago, and I made the transition to digital around 2001. This allowed me to develop my work both in terms of creativity and experimentation. I now predominantly shoot wildlife, nature, still life and special effects. I particularly enjoy macro work.
In April 2014 I was awarded a Licentiate Distinction of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS). This recognition of my work was a huge honour, and a great personal achievement.
Over the past three years I’ve focused on competition work, and I’ve won numerous local and national contests. My first attempt at layering light bulbs resulted in ‘Flower Bulb’ (a variation of ‘Sun Light’ ), which has earned me a number of awards and was acknowledged by the panel critiquing my LRPS distinction.
I produced the images featured here in Photoshop Elements. I photographed a light bulb against a white background, and converted the background to black. I photographed the flowers in my back garden, and combined the images using layers and masks; for Night Thistle with Stars  I added the moon, stars and water.
I believe that creativity is bound only by one’s imagination, and my desire is to push mine to the limit, using my photographic skills in conjunction with digital manipulation techniques to create unique images. I hope to hold an exhibition within the next year.
01 Sun Light Nikon D300, Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/200 sec, f/20, ISO160
02 Night Thistle with Stars
Nikon D300, Sigma 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/200 sec, f/3.5, ISO160