“The thing I love most about photography is that you can look at it with shameless pride, and admire your work in full humility, because you’re admiring something else. You captured another object’s beauty, not your own. Photographers see the world through different eyes; through eyes that see grace in every small detail and can turn everyday items into something extraordinary.” -Taylor Katz

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“Beauty is really in the eye of the camera.” -POP’s

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Firm believer in natural lighting and typically very little editing (though I’ve been experimenting more, recently). I despise using the flash on my camera, even in low light situations..

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Katz is 19 year old self taught amateur photographer from Chicago. She was extremely active in her High School’s choir and theater program, and was in her school’s top choirs. She is now pursuing a degree in Music Education. When not in the spotlight, she loves being behind it, and the same goes with her camera.

As a child, she loved taking pictures with her Barbie Polaroid camera, and posed her grandmother all over her back yard for pictures. Taylor’s creative streak in photography began when she was 14 and got a Canon SD1100. It opened up a whole new world to her, because she was no longer limited by the expenses of film, and the amount of photos she could take. For about a year, she was known as “Katz and her camera” because they were completely inseparable. She now uses a Nikon D3000, which she can’t take everywhere due to its size, but she frequently goes on small walks and trips to the local arboretum and botanic gardens to take pictures.

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View more work here.

  • Age: 20
  • Joined: June 2010

Journal

Musical Performance

Most of you might have seen the song I had written for my High School Fall Play and I had half-promised in my description a video of my performance (which I have now removed and replaced with the link you’re about to receive). / And here it is! / I was shaking, but it was fun and I’m glad that I got up there and did it! / Enjoy :-)
Posted about 4 years – 3 comments

Ideas/help?

I have about a week to write a song for this year’s fall play. I am a techie on the show (Only I know how to run lights currently and am the light manager, so my obligations fell to being in crew, though I wanted to audition) but am a performer at heart and would love a chance to be on stage. Performing this song could be my chance to have both. My issue, however, is that I am not a fantast…
Posted about 4 years – 7 comments

Look Out, World!

I just finished my first paid photography gig! My mom’s best friend’s in-law’s 40th anniversary party was today, and based off previous work they’ve seen of mine, they decided to hire me as their photographer. I was nervous, and wasn’t fully sure what to expect, but it ended up a lot of fun. I had issues with my aversion to using flash – the place was dimly lit…
Posted about 4 years – 2 comments

Thrilled!

I logged on today to find that my piece “I want to be in the light” was featured on the RedBubble homepage! I am beyond excited and it’s a true honor! Thank you!!
Posted about 4 years – 6 comments