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DIRECTOR        DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY      PHOTOGRAPHER

LOS ANGELES  /   ATLANTA   /  NEW YORK

Curtis Taylor, Jr. is a Saint Louis native who has been a smoothie connoisseur for as long as he can remember. Always having had a passion for the arts, Taylor used his collegiate experience as an opportunity to leverage access as bridge between education and the arts. As an undergraduate student Taylor quickly identified a need for academics in creative spaces later leading him on a very unconventional path. After completing his M.ED, Taylor went on to work with top companies and brands such as Leo Burnett, HBO, Instagram, GIPHY, Glamour, and Red Bull; his work has been featured in DAZED, Teen Vogue, Complex, and Billboard. Curtis formally served as a Director of Photography at Buzzfeed Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, CA. He also is the Co-owner and Curator of The Greens a concept store based in Columbia, MO. Shortly after transitioning from his role at Buzzfeed, Taylor was recognized by Forbes and Paper magazine  from his work. Slated for launch this November, Taylor just wrapped his 3rd project sold to Facebook Watch which airs November 8th, Cocoa Butter's "The Era."

Curtis is a creator and academic who strives everyday to use his creativity in a way that moves the needle to liberate those whose voices have often been silenced. Not to mention the owner of a pretty bad beard Whether he is somewhere freezing a moment in time or in a documentary with Spike Lee. Taylor is a true agent of change and strives to be a scholar in entertainment each and everyday.

Curtis Taylor, Jr. is a Saint Louis native who has been a smoothie connoisseur for as long as he can remember. Always having had a passion for the arts, Taylor used his collegiate experience as an opportunity to leverage access as bridge between education and the arts. As an undergraduate student Taylor quickly identified a need for academics in creative spaces later leading him on a very unconventional path. After completing his M.ED, Taylor went on to work with top companies and brands such as Leo Burnett, HBO, Instagram, GIPHY, Glamour, and Red Bull; his work has been featured in DAZED, Teen Vogue, Complex, and Billboard. Curtis formally served as a Director of Photography at Buzzfeed Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, CA. He also is the Co-owner and Curator of The Greens a concept store based in Columbia, MO. Shortly after transitioning from his role at Buzzfeed, Taylor was recognized by Forbes and Paper magazine  from his work. Slated for launch this November, Taylor just wrapped his 3rd project sold to Facebook Watch which airs November 8th, Cocoa Butter's "The Era."

Curtis is a creator and academic who strives everyday to use his creativity in a way that moves the needle to liberate those whose voices have often been silenced. Not to mention the owner of a pretty bad beard Whether he is somewhere freezing a moment in time or in a documentary with Spike Lee. Taylor is a true agent of change and strives to be a scholar in entertainment each and everyday.

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Instagram

GIPHY

Soho House

Red Bull

Facebook

HBO

OWN

Buzzfeed

McDonalds

Yara Shahidi

Warner Brothers

 

select editorial features

Teen Vogue

Forbes

Dazed

Refinery 29

PAPER mag

Hypebeast

New York Times

Milk

Billboard

Soho House

Essence

Complex

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Building worlds is about creating something that you have never experienced before yet relish in the possibility of what could be. It is one of the greatest treasures I have ever had the pleasure of yielding. 

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Curtis Taylor, Jr. 

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