Cinematographer Rodney Taylor, ASC has just wrapped season two of Getting On, the HBO medical comedy based on the British series of the same name. The season premieres on Nov. 9.
His recent feature credits include Supremacy with director Deon Taylor. The drama stars Danny Glover, Joe Anderson and Anson Mount in a story about a paroled white supremacist and his girlfriend who take an African American family hostage. He also lensed Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, a documentary starring Hal Holbrook, Emile Hirsh, Sean Penn and Martin Sheen. Both films premiered at the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.
Taylor photographed Michael Kristoff’s Live at the Foxes Den starring Jackson Rathbone and That Evening Sun starring Mia Wasikowska and Hal Holbrook. Joe Leydon of Variety praised Taylor’s handsome photography on the film: “‘That Evening Sun’ benefits greatly from the eloquent widescreen lensing of Rodney Taylor – noteworthy for its muted color schemes and meticulously balanced compositions.”
Other features Taylor has shot include: Save Me, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival; the powerful film Swimmers, which received acclaim as an official selection of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Prize for Best New American Film at the Seattle Film Festival; and Grind, where Taylor was chosen for the International Cinematographers Guild Film Showcase in 1999 for his work on the 35mm short film.
Taylor is known for his IMAX cinematography, with films including: Wired to Win, a film about the Tour de France; the Academy Award nominated Alaska: Spirit of the Wild; and Ride Around the World, an international cowboy film. In 2003 Taylor received the Kodak Vision Award for his excellence and versatility in the IMAX format.
He has photographed extensively in Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Japan, Alaska, Australia, Argentina, Chile, Russia, Taiwan and France, as well as in a plethora of state-side locations from New York City to Knoxville, Tennessee.
Born and raised in a small fishing village on the coast of North Carolina, Taylor became interested in cinematography after looking through the viewfinder of a camera during a television production class in college. Beginning his career by shooting live sports for ESPN, ABC and TBS, Taylor then moved to Los Angeles where he began working on feature films, television and documentaries.
Taylor currently lives in Pacific Palisades, California and is represented worldwide by Dattner Dispoto and Associates.