Jonathan Taylor was once described in an interview as the Weegee of Bangkok, named after the great New York crime photographer of the early 30s because Taylor’s work tended to illustrate the darker side of Asian Society. From drug crazed Thai youths tearing at each others throats to mafia hit-men coolly talking about their kills. “It got me down after a while” explains the 42 year old photographer. “I was pigeon holed into something I didn’t want to be, I am proud of the work I did over that period, each story needed telling but it all became a bit too heavy for a while”.
“Now, luckily I am getting more diverse assignments and I have also started Photography School Asia which I am very exited about. I want to share my knowledge of the region and the photography industry with other buddy photographers, and Photography School Asia is a great platform to do so”.
Photography School Asia’s courses are truly unique, whilst many companies are offering photography tours, none are run but such an established photographer as Taylor or intend to push the photographer’s skills and actually teach.
Taylor explains “I want to maximise the time I have with my students, I won’t just take them to a location and leave them, everything is a learning process. From them choosing what they want to shoot, to gaining access then editing processing and possible publishing the results. I want my students to take from the course an experience like no other and be ready to push on and do more by themselves afterwards.”
Photography School Asia has kept the price for the courses down to a minimum to help make available the lessons to younger travellers as well professional on the start of their career. All levels of photographers are being accommodated for including beginners and photography enthusiasts up to top level professionals who need tips on the region. Taylor also speaks Thai fluently which helps facilitate the study easier.
Photography School Asia have also started an AMWSO managed affiliate program on Shareasale, great coupons, bonuses and commission make this one of the hottest programs on the circuits at the moment. Affiliates are attracted to the uniqueness of the package and generosity of their commission structure. Taylor’s exquisite photographs are featured in all the beautiful creatives they offer affiliates as well as access to many of Taylor’s photographs and stories.
Tours and courses are available in one, three, five or ten day packages, and can take place in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.