Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, Taylor McPherson is a hapa haole-kānaka maoli photographer who currently resides in Northern California as a student. 
Essential to Taylor's work is her artistic intentionality: a mission push against a culture that makes it easier to view bodies as hyper-sexualized objects for sale instead of something to exist in. Her art is full of color and contrast, and creates feelings of emboldened existence, power, vulnerability, and love.
                                                            self, august 2018