Louise Taylor is a British freelance photographer, focusing on the surrounding areas of Britain and documenting stories about the people within it. Taylor is also a founding member of the art collective 'Wideyed' with Lucy Carolan and Richard Glynn. Producing photographic series on a international level, they have created bodied of work for communities and photographic festivals.
During the Future Festival, Taylor came to talk about her stylist approach to photography and her passion for community based series. One series that stood out was the 'Shoot!' photography project focusing on a group of small pheasant and partridge shooting syndicates from her local district of Tow Law, County Durham. The series has a selection of images from working days to shooting days. Taylor's series portrays the relationship between not just the locals but also the dogs involved showing their deep connection and love for the animals.
Taylor's photographic passion for connecting with people is illustrated within her work, showing the lives of communities and the connections within them. From the talk, Taylor expressed that most of her work is self funded and sometimes its can be difficult to produce the series she desire to publish as the funding aspect becomes a challenge. However, though the many connection Taylor has across the UK, the commitment to show the stories demonstrates her enthusiasms to connect with more people and portray their stories in a nation sense.