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Flowers – the video

2014 February 4
by Rich

Life beyond the shed

2011 November 14
by Rich

This summer, I thought i’d give the Shed a rest, and instead turn the lens on some of the more interesting blooms in my garden. Check the ‘Flowers’ page to see the new pictures.


Dumfries Exhibition starts May 17th

2011 April 13
by Rich

Three years and 1800 images – a selection of the best photographs from a journey through the seasons.

17 May – 25 June

Cafe Gallery
28 Edinburgh Road,
Dumfries DG1 1JQ

For venue details visit:
call 01387 262084 or email

Belfast Exhibition A Success

2010 April 20
by Rich

Norman Taylor at PLACE Centre for Built Environment - Belfast

The exhibition was launched in PLACE, the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland, 40, Fountain St. Belfast on 1st April. It was beyond all my expectations. Invited guests started to arrive from 5pm and it was wonderful to meet some very old friends and family.

About 7pm the Late Night Art tour bus arrived, which is sponsored by Belfast City Council, with a bus load of people to see my exhibition.

I was pleased to meet everyone and to talk about my images and what the shed journey means to me.

Thanks to Amberlea and Conor from the PLACE for making it such a great occasion.

Visit my flickr page to view more pictures from the Belfast opening evening.

Belfast Exhibition Launches April 1st

2010 March 28
by Rich

Hi Folks,

My exhibition moves to Belfast this coming week, opening on Thursday April 1st at PLACE – the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland.

PLACE will be open late on Thursday evening and I’ll be giving a talk about the Shed project. I’m looking forward to bringing the exhibition to my home town and catching up with some old friends!

More details on the PLACE website. Directions to PLACE can be found here.

Many thanks to Amberlea and Conor for all their help and enthusiam during the planning of the exhibition.


Belfast Telegraph features The Shed!

2010 February 23
by Rich

Visit the Belfast Telegraph site to read an extensive article – ‘Shed Load of Art’ by Jamie McDowell. Also featured in the ‘Life’ section of the paper edition…

Belfast Telegraph editorial 23rd Feb 2010

Norman Taylor Shed Story in Belfast Telegraph

The article previews the upcoming exhibition which commences on April 1st at PLACE, the Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland, based in Fountain Street, Belfast.

Edinburgh to Belfast

2010 February 18
by Rich

The exhibition was showing in the RNIB Headquarters at Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh in their café gallery during December and January. By all accounts there was a steady flow of visitors throughout, thank-you to all who came my work.

There was also excellent coverage from BBC Scotland TV and radio as well as the double page spread in the national Scottish newspaper The Scotsman. The RNIB magazine Vision also covered it, as well as the RNIB radio station Insight.

Many thanks to all the wonderful RNIB staff especially Mr. Tully who saved the day for us when we were hanging the exhibition.

The Belfast Exhibition launches on Thursday April 1st at PLACE on Fountain Street. More details to follow!

Belfast Exhibition in April!

2010 January 25
by Rich

I’m pleased to confirm that my exhibition will be traveling to my birthplace, Belfast!

It will launch on Thursday April 1st, at PLACE, The Architecture and Built Environment Centre for Northern Ireland and will run for the month.

More details will follow shortly.

Happy New Year!

2010 January 7
by Rich

Over the past two years I have been having a wonderful time photographing my old shed. But in all that time there’s been one thing missing – SNOW! Until now. I hope you enjoy these pictures -there will be more! I am now using a Canon 450D SLR, but I still enjoy using my compact cameras as well.

Remember the exhibition in Edinburgh continues until 27th January 2010. We hope to take it to Belfast in April.

Shed in the Snow

Shed in the Snow

Shed in the Snow

Shed in the Snow

Shed Story Interview in The Scotsman

2009 December 7
by Rich

Following the launch of my exhibition at the RNIB Gallery in Edinburgh, I gave an interview to Claire Smith of The Scotsman.

“The main thing is that people have got to do it for themselves. It’s not about doing it to show off to anybody, just do it for yourself. If that fateful day hadn’t happened, I’d still be sitting in that chair getting fat. This has lifted me out of the depths of despair. And what I’ve done, there are so many other people out there who could benefit from it. They don’t have to take fantastic photographs, they just have to be able to say: ‘I did that.’”

Read the interview in full here:

The shed story has also been profiled by the BBC: