November 24, 2017
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Mike Taylor is the owner and photographer at Taylor Photography, a freelance imaging studio based in a 19th-century farmhouse in central Maine. He has been a landscape and studio photographer for 20 combined years and counting.

His landscape astrophotography and scenic/nature images & articles have been featured on The Weather Channel, NBC News, Viral Nova,, Yahoo! News,,,,, and multiple other science websites and social media pages. Mike has also been working in conjunction with the International Dark-Sky Association trying to help raise public awareness of artificial light pollution and its negative effects on human health, wildlife, safety and energy waste. Please check out his Press page for links to photographs and articles which have been published by these resources.

Nyctophilia (nĭk’tə-fĭl’ē-ə) n. – a love or preference for the night or darkness.

Mike Taylor has always been a “night owl” – he can remember sneaking out of the back door of his home as a teenager on warm summer nights to go sit somewhere in his neighborhood and wonder about Man’s existence while looking up at the stars. Most folks are so busy with day-to-day life that they rarely contemplate the radical idea that we all live on a small rock which is rotating and flying through the cosmos at a speed we can barely fathom.

Observing and photographing the features of the night sky is an awe-inspiring experience that so few people ever get to enjoy. The atmosphere of the night, the sights and sounds, are so very contrary from normal daytime hours that it is literally a different world – a radical world of diffused light, excessive shadows and noises that you will simply never see or hear when the sun is up. These existential awakenings always spark his inner child to marvel at the world again. There is so much to see, so much to hear, so much to enjoy during the dark hours of each day – the Moon, the stars, the Milky Way, the occasional meteor, and the spectacular Northern Lights displays.

Mike offers photography & post-processing workshops and is available for studio/product, architectural, and website development photography services – simply contact him for rates & schedules. Please feel free to shoot Mike an email: