Name: Taylor Brubaker
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Website/IG: taylorbrubakerism.com / @tbrubakerism
First approach with Photography.
Must have been shooting just because it produces images around high school. I used my Dad’s old Olympus OM-1 and I still use it and the OM lenses occasionally.
Feelings connected with this form of Art.
I don’t have any strong feelings about it. I know what images I like when I see them. Sometimes I like them one day and don’t later.
Black and White or Colors, or both?
Overcast. Campfire mixed with shitty onboard flash.
The place, the most inspiring for your work.
Oregon coast and coast range mountains. The company is usually more important than the location.
Olympus 35mm point-and-shoots mostly. Also, Yashica T4, Olympus SLR, Polaroid land cameras, thrift store rangefinders and other point-and-shoots. I just got a Sony A6000 to mess with mostly for video.
The Camera is for you a true extension of your Body, isn’t it?
I try to always have one on me. It sucks when I leave home and realize I don’t have one and can’t go immediately back to grab one.
What do you Ride, what’s your relation with Two Wheels?
I’ll ride any motorcycle. I have an ironhead, a Dyna, and a yamaha dirt bike. They’re all constant projects. I’d like a few more to really cover all the bases.
Your photographs are fragments of your life. Your Photography, is it always so spontaneous ?
It is almost as a rule spontaneous. I bum people out by catching them off guard a lot. Every once in a while I set something up or ask people including myself to pose.
What about your drawings?
I’ve always drawn and painted as a way to pass time and humor myself and others. I’m lucky to be able to sell some of the stuff I make every so often.
Current Collabs and future projects-artistic plans.
I like working with the Red Clouds Collective guys. My lady, Meagan, has a great eye and we are going to be working on some stuff together. Adam Baumker is always doing cool stuff and I’m always trying to sneak in and around, even if it’s just a shrimp barbecue. I have lots of really talented and creative friends I’d love to work with. I’m open to do about anything. The only set in stone plan is to keep doing what I’ve been doing while looking for other fun and somehow rewarding things to do.
A place you love to enjoy Motorcycles.
All over the Pacific NW and west coast. Hopefully lots more southern Utah riding.
Photography is …
The act of capturing images on some sort of interchangeable and transferable format?