Alexander Taylor

is an artist photographer living in Fresno, CA.
He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute in May 2018.
In 2011, Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from California State University, Fresno.

Exhibitions

MFA Exhibition, Fort Mason Graduate Campus, SF, CA May 2018
Parcel, Still Lights Gallery; SF, CA; solo show April 2018
Inversion/Isolation, Swell Gallery; SF, CA; solo show November 2017
The Prom Show, Swell Gallery; SF, CA; group show October 2017
Lightly Heavy, Diego Rivera Gallery; SF, CA; group show August 2017
How To Be Looked At, Swell Gallery; SF, CA; group show March 2017
A Closer Look At My Community, Fresno City Hall; Fresno, CA; group show March 2015

 

Awards

Honorable Mention, Paul Sack Awards April 2018
Honorable Mention, Paul Sack Awards April 2017
Emmy Nomination, NATAS N. CA Chapter;
Videographer/Editor; Documentary category; “A Race for Heaven”; 30 min. May 2014

Teaching Experience

DIS Monitor, San Francisco Art Institute; SF, CA Jan. 2017-May 2018
Digital Imaging Studio. Assisted and tutored students and alumni in editing, preparing images (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), scanning (Epson V800, 11000XL, Hasselblad Flextight X5), and printing. Maintained, cleaned, and repaired printers (Epson Stylus Pro 9900 and 7900; P-Series 5000, 7000 and 9000; Konica Minolta bizhub C70hc digital press). Managed
point-of-sale.

Summer Camp Counselor, Steve & Kate’s Camp; SF, CA May 2017-August 2017
Film and Animation Studio Lead. Taught kids how to make live-action and stop-motion videos on iPads with friends, legos, backgrounds and other toys, by encouraging risk-taking and creativity. Lead other studios as-needed. Lead daily checkout routine to ensure proper pickup procedures were followed. Assisted in setup and teardown of camp daily and season beginning and end.

Teaching-Assistant, San Francisco Art Institute; SF, CA Sept. 2016-Dec. 2017
Fall 2016, Introduction to Photography (Darkroom): Helped students learn how to develop black and white film negatives and make darkroom prints.
Spring 2017, Contemporary Tools and Practices: Led discussions on class readings.
Fall 2017, Sacred and Profane I: Facilitated student-led critiques.

Fresno Unified School District; Fresno, CA Jan. 2015-Jul. 2016
Tehipite Middle School, Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional: Provided day-long academic and emotional support for 7th grade special education students. Hired for Extended School Year program.
Lawless Elementary, Resource Counseling Assistant: In-and-out of class social and emotional support, including conflict resolution, for students K-6.
Lawless Elementary, Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional: Taught K-4 students in rotating groups 
in Language Arts, Reading, Math under supervision of a Resource Specialist. Assisted 
with informal testing.

Professional Experience

Self-Employed, Alexander Taylor Photography; Fresno, CA Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016
Create visually compelling video and photography for everything from TV ads and 
online promo videos to portraits. Major clients: Disney Animation Studios, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Edge Original Inc., Habitat for Humanity, The HERO Program, 
Guarantee Real Estate, San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Inc., 
Gustine Unified School District.

Director of Visual Arts, Encounter Church USA; Fresno, CA Feb. 2015-Sept. 2015
Researched, organized, and implemented mobile, multi-camera broadcast and A/V recording system. Managed team of volunteers. Directed creative design of broadcast and external videos, which aired locally on KFRE CW 59 weekly.

Photojournalist, KMPH FOX 26; Fresno, CA Aug. 2012-Aug. 2014
Shot and edited news stories in California’s Central Valley region for 10 O’Clock Newscast. Equipment: Sony XDCAM, Miller tripod, Edius 6, LiveU portable backpack, RF microwave broadcast trucks.

Broadcast Manager, Fresno First Baptist Church; Fresno, CA Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015
Managed team of volunteers to direct, shoot, edit multi-camera weekly broadcast, which aired locally on KMPH FOX 26. Updated systems, editing, graphics, stage production. Managed production content, co-managed social media.

News Editor and Floor Crew, KMPH FOX 26; Fresno, CA May 2012-Aug. 2012
Edited video, directed and operated floor cameras for 10PM Newscast. Promoted to Photojournalist in August 2012.

Production Assistant, KGPE CBS 47; Fresno, CA Dec. 2009-Apr. 2012
Created graphics, operated teleprompter, and audio board for newscasts. Developed new graphic templates for “On Your Sidelines: NFL Edition.”

Advanced Skills

• Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, Audition, Lightroom, Acrobat, Bridge, Media Encoder, Camera RAW
• Printing: Epson inkjet and Konica Minolta Digital Press, printing on various media types, writing new profiles, color calibration and management, paper registration, virtual printers, setup and install for ICC profiles, general maintenance and troubleshooting.
• Scanning: Epson V800 & XL11000, Hasselblad (Imacon) Flextight X5.
• Production: Video and still cameras: Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm, Blackmagic, Sony, etc. Route and sync audio. Video codecs, containers, and conversion. Virtual (Blackmagic) and other physical video production switching consoles.