CJ Taylor's practice examines notions of beauty and the grotesque in an Australian vernacular. He creates snapshots of a future embedded in the past, grounded in science and the arts, in proof and in theory, in fact and in fiction. Exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Portrait Gallery's Australian Photographic Portrait Prize, the Eighth Biennial CCP Documentary Photography Award, FurtureGen at FotoFreo, Hatched and the Pingyao International Photography Festival in China. During his undergraduate years he was the stills photographer for the project '12 Canoes' from 2007–2008 and was awarded a Vice-Chancellors’ Summer Research Scholarship to the Australian National University, Canberra. He holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts (First Class Honours) from the South Australian School of Art, Architecture and Design where he currently lectures in photography and new media. His work is held in the collection of the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.