I have always loved being told a story and my series “Tales from the Moors Country” takes inspiration from tales and folklore of the North Yorkshire Moors, told to me as a child.
Those stories of witches and ghosts, spirits and fairies, lost loves and obscure protagonists are part of a rich tradition of exploring our relationship to place through the stories we tell, a tradition that informs my work.
My images use the environment and the character to suggest a narrative but they are deliberately ambiguous because I want the viewer to explore their own relationship to stories. I want them to notice the stories they create within their imagination.
Nicola Taylor is a photographic artist from rural North Yorkshire.
Her career began at the age of 33 when she took a course at the London College of Communication, after leaving her job as a stockbroker. She uses herself as a model and captures her images with a remote control.
Nicola has received international recognition and her work has been sold in Europe and the USA. She appeared in Series Two of the BBC2 television programme, “Show Me the Monet” and is featured in a short film on creativity in the UK, shot by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Martin Smith for Stolichnaya Vodka.