Like Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Michael Taylor’s interest in photography encouraged his belief that artists’ understanding of vision had to specialize and modernize.
Artists used to be dependant on the tools of perspective drawing, but with the advent of the camera they had to learn to see again.
They had to renounce the classical training of previous centuries, which encouraged them to think about the history of art and to reproduce old formulas, and move on to experimenting with vision and thus stretching human capacity to make it adequate to new tasks.
Michael Taylor is a photographer based in Dublin. He studied Zoology at the Queen’s University, Belfast, then continued focusing on Computer Science, Design & Fine Art.