SAN DIEGO, CA
Hello! My name is Rachel Taylor and I love what I do! I'm a minimalist filmmaker and photographer with an enthusiasm for nature and music. I’m a hardcore advocate for permission-less creativity and vulnerability.
I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2017 with a degree in Film and Media Studies. My most prominent film work at University was Beelievers: a lighthearted documentary about beekeepers and colony collapse disorder in Santa Barbara and Carpentaria. I have also created music videos, promotional videos for bands, record labels, and chefs. As a one-woman film crew, I have experience in all aspects of filmmaking. From working on sets to run-and-gun documentary style shoots. I’ve been a camera operator, sound engineer, editor, director, you name it.
In addition to filmmaking, photography is also a love of mine. My work spans from landscapes of Patagonia back country to surreal portraiture with environmentalist undertones. 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. To see more of my work, check out my Flickr.
Since graduating and moving back to my hometown, I've engaged in podcast sound design, music video directing, filming, and editing, as well as creating content for an independent record label. Be sure to check out my sound design for the American Beauty Podcast, a poignant collection of stories and informative feminist outlooks by Joanna Brooks.
As of Fall 2018, I am diving back into the world of food. I have begun to create short “Chef’s Table” style video vignettes for featured San Diego restaurants with Chef Meal Kits. I am also drumming up a new series of videos featuring location specific/ foraged dishes created by Chef Logan Kendall. Check out Finders / Eaters on Instagram.
I am currently working for Timken Museum of Art, Topshelf Records, and Chef Meal Kits. If you have any questions or wish to collaborate, feel free to contact me! I'm always looking to meet new people and create beautiful things. Resume and reel available upon request.