Taylor F. Lockwood
Author - Photographer - Mycogypsy!
Taylor at work photographing a world famous "Cleveland
essence of my work is the appreciation
of the beauty and variety of mushrooms and other fungi.
"Since I "discovered" mushrooms and realized
how little our culture knew about them, I have spent much of my time photographing them
and presenting my slide show to audiences from Siberia to Australia and many points in
"My background and education was in music, art and the
sciences. So, I became a naturally inspired promoter of a kingdom of species which
deserves more attention than it has usually received in the past."
"I consider myself a "mushroom portraitist" and
work to show nature's beauty in the best light. The addition of music and/or appropriate
dialog helps the viewers relate to the aesthetics of mycology and reflect differently upon
subjects they may have seen or studied for years. And by customizing the dialog on the
parts of my show that have it, I am able to present a program to virtually any
"It is my wish and purpose to inspire others into
deeper appreciation of this special part of the natural world."