Simon Taylor/Tomato

Guest Artist Profile

Simon Taylor, originally of Essex, has been working in the film industry for 22 years.

Website
www.tomato.co.uk

Where are you based?
Tomato,London

What is your favourite thing about London?
I love the sound of the city, the way there’s a rhythm hidden in the background hum. Out of the blue something surprises you and resets where you think you are, a hazy white noise, a sudden sharp jab and POW.

What influences and inspires your work?
For me Urbanism remains the source of much inspiration, the pulling together a lot of people who don’t (necessarily) fit neatly and throwing them into a (relatively) small space and seeing what happens. It is sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, often ingenious or compassionate, always inspiring. I am influenced by the process of existence and what we take from it, alongside the tactile and externalized experience; I’m really interested in cognition.

What do you enjoy most about working in motion?
How the process of thought overlaps to weave an idea or concept; Comparison, contrast, attraction, distraction. I’m biased towards media that involves a time element. There’s fluidity and change, reflection and anticipation all going on in the same moment. Finally I guess I’m more interested by a possibility than the absolute.

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