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John Bigelow Taylor

John Bigelow Taylor Photography

P.O. Box 310
Highland Falls, NY 10928

(212) 229-0403 Work
(845) 446-0004 Fax


  • Conceptual
  • Travel
  • Fine Art
  • Product
  • Architecture
  • Architecture

Beginning in 1972, John Bigelow Taylor and his partner, Dianne Dubler, embarked on an extensive journey through southern Asia. While living in India, Afghanistan and Nepal they documented the extraordinary people and locations they encountered.

Since then, travel has been a photographic inspiration that they have continued to pursue worldwide. The first Asian experience introduced them to what was to become a life-long interest in Tibet and its Buddhist culture. Several important projects grew from this, including the opportunity to travel with, and extensively photograph, the Dalai Lama.

In 1979, with the support of Gillett Griffin, then curator of pre-Columbian art at Princeton University Art Museum, Taylor and Dubler began to photograph antiquities and works of art. Architecture and interiors, commercial work and a specialization in jewelry were soon added to their repertoire. Their first book, Within the Underworld Sky, was published in 1984 and since then they have produced the photography for over 200 art books on a myriad of subjects.

Working with the late Paul Gottlieb, then editor-in-chief at Harry N. Abrams, they collaborated on 25 books. The subjects ranged from a one-year study of Lord Rothschildís Waddesdon Manor - to Gold Without Boundaries, featuring the extraordinary sculpture and gold-work of Daniel Brush - to The Cycladic Spirit, highlighting the art and landscape of pre-historic Greece, based on the Goulandris Collection in Athens - to The White House Collection of American Craft with Hillary Clinton. For Simon and Schusterís My Love Affair With Jewelry by Elizabeth Taylor, they photographed Ms. Taylorís renowned collection of jewels.

Photographic exhibitions include Microcosm: The New York Chinese Scholarís Garden and The Armory Wall: A Tribute to September 11th.

Their experience and taste - both elegant and eclectic - imparts an unmistakable luster of quality and interest to their work.