Hello! My name is Rachel Taylor and I love what I do! I'm an outdoor and music enthusiast that loves creating interesting visual and sonic experiences.

I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2017 with a degree in Film and Media Studies. Though I specialize in documentary, I have worked on sets as well as behind the scenes in post production sound and picture editing. However, I also took an extensive amount of Earth Science classes & pride myself on being an interdisciplinary thinker. 

In addition to filmmaking, photography is also a love of mine. My work spans from landscapes of Patagonia back country to surreal portraiture. I've been doing photography as a hobby for most of my life and my photos have been displayed in galleries such as the Glass Box Gallery in Santa Barbara & the Infinity on West Adams in Los Angeles. I would consider my style "nature noir."

Since graduating and moving back to my hometown, I've been dabbling in podcast sound design, music video directing, filming, and editing, as well as creating video content for an independent record label. I am currently working at the Timken Museum of Art in Balboa Park, Topshelf Records, American Beauty Podcast, and creating a series of three music videos entitled "Solar Return" for the artist Wsprgrl.

As of Summer 2018, I am also creating a music video for the band Wild Wild Wets, working as a producer on a short film called "Another Place" directed by Kenji Bennett, and writing a screenplay for a short film that I myself will be directing in 2019. More details to come. 

Please take a look at my work that is embedded on this website. If you have any questions or wish to collaborate, feel free to contact me! I'm always looking to meet new people and create interesting things. 


For updates on travel, please take a look at my blog, Strange Cacti.