Taylor Yu is renowned award winning photographer in fashion and beauty. His specialties include high fashion editorials and advertising, portraiture, and conceptual work. Although currently based in LA, Taylor is often found shooting in LA as well as in New York, or Tokyo, Japan. He has focused not only on magazine photography but has worked on specific projects with progressive and rapidly growing design firms such as UNIQLO.
His remarkable works of the shutter have been exhibited at numerous art festivals and have impressed many. In spite of such a busy schedule and workload in Tokyo, LA, and NY, Taylor continues to travel around the world, searching for that unique place that may be the best for his next shoot.
Taylor initially pursued his creative goal of becoming an architect in Berlin, Germany at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Following his creative instincts, he enrolled in a photography course and was hooked on shutter work. Relocating to Tokyo, Japan, he acquired his fame by working with Masculin management for 8 years. He gained the attention of European and American fashion publications such as Glamour, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Marie Claire Beauty, Cosmopolitan, Vogue Girl Nippon, Vogue Nippon, Vanity Fair Italy, and others.
As a professional photographer, Taylor finds joy in every step of the process, from brainstorming to taking photos and even to developing the film. He takes a keen interest in all aspects of his work and truly enjoys what he does. His photography isn’t simply about composing taking pictures. It is about life, emotions, and situations that inspire him to create beautiful art. His photography is his passion.
* APA(Japan Advertising Photographer’s Association) Award 特選賞