A Token of Absence, Travel Photography Slideshow

“A photograph is both a pseudo-presence and a token of absence. Like a wood fire in a room, photographs – especially those of people, of distant landscapes and faraway cities, of the vanished past – are incitements to reverie. The sense of the unttainable that can be evoked by photographs feeds directly into the erotic feelings of those for whom desirability is enhanced by distance. The lover’s photograph hidden in a married women’s wallet, the poster of a rock star tacked up over an adolescent’s bed, the campaign-button image of a politician’s face pinned on a voter’s coat, the snapshots of a cabdriver’s children clipped to the visor – all such talismanic uses of photographs express a feeling both sentimental and implicitly magical: they are attempts to contact or lay claim to another reality”

– Susan Sontag.



  • Patti - Absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for showing us the positive in peoples lives, no matter where they are or how they live. This video is a great tool to see the world through your eyes and what a beautiful picture you have painted, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sharalee - You have such a gift…you ARE such a gift to the world. Love seeing your dreams evolve as you learn/grow/experience. You’re amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • alex - damn, Taylor. You hit me right in the feels. What an amazing video!ReplyCancel

  • gabe aceves photography - very cool man. beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • jenn of hello inspira - Taylor, I know I have said it before but I am going to say it again: you have a big talent in documenting. It’s really touching to see the world from your eyes and your heart. Such a gift that you have.ReplyCancel

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