Taylor’s more obviously photographic images of seas and cliffs are also scans, offering a linear inscription of time and light rather than the all-over simultaneity typically associated with a photograph. In his images, the left side is several minutes earlier than the right. The stratification of a rock face, recording millions of years from bottom to top, is echoed in the vertical bands of light and dark that mark the passage of clouds across the sun over eight minutes. The constant motion of the sea is caught in sharp focus, yet what emerges is the fluctuating rhythms of waveforms over time, the interruptions of broken colour as the sunlight is refracted through salt spray, the experience of extended contemplation of the seas condensed into an image. Printed onto abraded aluminium panels, each work remains highly responsive to light, shifting as the viewer moves or the light changes, unstable, itself unfolding over time.
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