Naples, Florida Photography
Penny Taylor established her photography studio in Naples, Florida specializing in commercial, portrait and editorial photography. Taylor is a self-taught photographer who began her profession as an apprentice to photographers in New York City. She was an early ‘street photographer’ concentrating on black and white interpretation of her subjects. After moving to Naples, she worked as a staff photographer for The Naples Daily News, a 35,000 circulation daily. Receiving her BA from the University of South Florida, Taylor has taken post-graduate studies at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Her photography has appeared in several national publications such as the New York Times (front page) Chicago Tribune, Modern Health Care magazine (cover) and American Lawyer magazine. She has had numerous one-man and group exhibitions in the area.
Penny’s first book ‘Dream Houses, Historic Beach Homes & Cottages of Naples’ published by the University Press of Florida (UPF) in 2011 is now in its second printing. Another book about the history of home building in South Florida will also be published by UPF.
Taylor is a member of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP).
Images That Communicate
The Artist's Statement
Photography is communication, but what is being communicated? If the duet between the subject being photographed and the photographer is successful, then the camera lens captures that fleeting moment that defines the encounter. The image is more than self-conscious technical skill. It is a harmony of craftsmanship and creativity. The photograph speaks of beauty and depth , of spontaneity and balance. And it communicates.
Besides Penny’s passion for photography she was elected and re-elected to the Naples City Council where she spent 10 years serving the public. Penny has recently been elected to the District 4 seat of the Board of County Commissioners in Collier County.
Penny also serves on the Board of the Florida Humanities Council.