Born and raised on the island of O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, Taylor McPherson is a hapa haole-kānaka maoli photographer, who currently lives in Northern California as a student.
Essential to Taylor's work is an artistic intentionality: a push against our culture that makes it often 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
Vogue, "a new renaissance" finalist, december 2018
Hara the Label, july 2018
Jonesy, "from hawai‘i with love", january 2018
Rookie Magazine, "extensions", november 2017
Saperlipopette Magazine, "i bathe in my own petals", october 2017
Sukeban Magazine, "bailey by taylor", september 2017