Reisig & Taylor
Having worked with some of the most iconic and influential figures in American popular culture in the last 25 years, Reisig and Taylor have influenced the evolution of the photograph as a cornerstone of Pop Culture. From capturing the history of hip hop to rock, from album covers to intimate portraits of sports legends and high profile entertainers, Reisig and Taylor have developed a tremendous oeuvre reflective of their scope, intensity, and skill as both artists and photographers.
With the unique capacity to interrogate and breakdown the normative barriers between intimacy and estrangement, anonymity and celebrity, sensuality and conviviality, dynamic and static, the force of the aperture as a way of cutting-through such dualistic entanglements emerges as the central strand carried throughout their body of work. Whether photographing a celebrities like Michael Jordan, Tupac Shakur, Will Smith or a personal family friend, Reisig and Taylor always maintain a certain tension between the world as it is seen and the world as it is lived—an aesthetic demand to see the world as we live it, rather than to live it as we see it. Their unrivaled ability to give each photograph voice in its purest form is shown in the visual and emotional connection with their subject matter. If an image could speak, what would they say about us, our society, the stories that captivate and define us?