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James Robinson Taylor

Photographer. Born in Norfolk, Virginia (Usa). Bachelor of Arts in Political cience at the University of Oregon, with collateral studies of architecture and naval design. Professional sailing instructor and skipper, head of the U. of O. sailing school and captain of the sailing team.

Began professional photography in 1985, under contract to Bassilichi Informatica (Fi) and the Italian Art and Culture Ministry for 3,500 works of fine art.

Maintaining a parallel activity in editorial fine arts images, he specializes in digital image elaboration and nautical photography: regatas, shipyards, sailmakers and naval architecture.


Nanni Diesel, Tiscali, Sergio Tacchini, SAP, Alfa Romeo, Nital, Mascalzone Latino Sailing Team, INTV, ARIE, Mumm 30 Italian Class Association, Volvo Italy, Melges 24 and Beneteau 25 Class Association, Cantiere Navale dell’Argentario, Patrizia Pepe, Sancilia Italia.

Assistant to Raffaello Bencini.

Collaborates with the following agencies:
Sea & See and International Sport Management of Milan, MediaVip of Turin, Sestini Press Agency of Florence, Sealens of Kiel (D).

Teaches digital photography at the Cecov of Florence.

His works have appeared in:
L'Espresso, Panorama, Il Venerdì della Republica, La Repubblica, Il Corriere della Sera, La Gazzetta dello Sport, Il Giornale, Il Tirreno (I), Seahorse, Classic Boat, Yachting World (GB), Wooden Boat, Vogue, Sailing World (USA), Yacht Premiere, Sailing Journal (D), and all the Italian sailing periodicals.

Has published the following volumes:
Coppa America - Violà Alinghi (with Luca Bontempelli) 2003; Vele d’Epoca nel mondo (Comm. Fabio Serafini) 2002-2005; Santa Lucia alla Castellina (Marco Piccardi) 1998; Aria I-17 1997.

Editors: Gribaudo, Tormena, Yachting Library (I), Piere Terrail (F), H. Abrams (USA), Shogakukan (J), Köneman (D).