- Sam Taylor-Wood
- 43 years of age
- From Croydon, UK
- Conceptual artist come film maker and photographer
Sam Taylor-Wood began her career exhibiting fine art photography in the early 90’s. Her most notable works is the collaboration between herself and Henry Bond in which they recreated the most famous of the Rolling Stone Magazine covers of Yoko Ono and John Lennon by Annie Leibovitz.
Taylor-Wood is also well known for her self portraits in which she is suspended in mid-air. In these images, Taylor-Wood experiments with the sense of weight and gravity. These images are truly weightless and graceful as well as beautiful to look at. I think that the set of images are simple yet effective and speak for themselves. The images were created using suspension wires which were digitally removed afterwards.
Although Sam Taylor-Wood has seen much success, she has had more than her fair share of criticism with people questioning the meaning behind her works and if there is any meaning at all. Personally, I think that her work should be appreciated for what it is rather than trying to question its meaning and over complicating things. Why would you want to try to complicate something as beautiful as this. Just admire it.