I’m on Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast

In addition to photography my other main love is food! I adore it. I have been actively maintaining a food and restaurant blog for about five years now. It has lead me on many excellent adventures. But perhaps none as great as being asked to be a part of season two of Jamie Oliver’s Channel 4 show, Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast.

Filming was last year on Southend Pier. Both my wife, Shaan, and I were asked to come along and we were sat front and center, right in the middle of the action.

Perfect Seating Right in the Action. Note the purple and pink shirts. That's us!

After being told where to sit and given directions on how the day (a very long day) would unfold we witnessed foodie royalty, Jamie Oliver walking on the pier, practicing his lines. His good friend Jimmy Doherty was right next to him doing the same.

It didn’t take too long and we were eating our first course, then the second, then third. It was a non-stop food fest. I felt honored to be there. The food was brilliant. The lads, Jamie Oliver, Jimmy Doherty and Chris Moyles were all great fun. They were incredibly professional, while still keeping an air of coolness.

During one of the breaks I had a lovely chat with Jamie Oliver. We discussed his future plans and I told him I’d really like to see him doing more shows like Jamie’s Food Revolution. He said he’d like to as well and that he really wants to focus on projects like that in the future.

I can’t lie, I developed a little bit of a man crush on Jamie. He’s incredibly down to Earth and I believe has a massive heart.

My favorite moment had to be when Jamie told Chris Moyles that someone from New York was going to be judging his pizza. That, of course, was me. It’s pretty obvious in the actual show and it really meant a lot to me that I was included in that.

A big thank you to everyone on the show for inviting us. We had a blast!

Being Served by Jimmy Doherty

Laughing at Jamie and Chris

My Art if Now For Sale on The Chartfords Website!

This is an exciting post. My artwork is now featured on a website called Chartfords. An online gallery with a social marketing business model, Chartfords is a leader in its field. The concept is simple, people from all over the world can buy art from a simple online platform. They earn points for all artwork bought and those points enter the Chartfords system and attach to other points in the system. These points accumulate from art being bought and sold all over the world and in no time at all those points earn you money. For every $200 Canadian you spend, you get $1,250 back. It doesn’t matter what currency you use, Chartfords will wire the money directly into your account.

This is a wonderful business to be in and I’m glad Chartfords has asked me to be on board.

To visit the Chartfords website please click here.


Chartfords-Buy and Sell Art, Make Money!


New Promo with Coupon on it for 50% OFF Any Photography Job

Today I sent a promotional piece I created to the printers. I will be having these delivered all over West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Essex and London. But I didn’t want anyone to miss out on the 50% OFF coupon attached to the promo piece. Please feel free to print off this coupon and use it, or give it to your friends to use.

It is good on everything I do, including: Weddings, Food, Corporate, Portraits, and anything else.

Taylor Young Photography Promo Piece

Taylor Young Photography Promo Piece

My New Website: Edited for Clarity and Usability

Today completes my newly remodeled website. I will, most likely improve this even further, but for now, it will do. My old website was black with white text. This gave a lot of my clients trouble when trying to read what I had to say. This new layout is a white background with black text. I have also included more social media links, like my YouTube page. Which will have a lot more content added to it very soon.

I also made it easier for my English clients to read, changing my vulgar American words into their English equivalent. 🙂

Comments are very welcome. Please let me know if you like the new design. And please stay tuned for updates and future website changes.

Taylor Young Photography Website

Taylor Young Photography Website

Chartwell in Kent: My Favorite National Trust

Chartwell-Kent Photographer

1/400s, f/10.0, ISO200, 24mm, Handheld

There is one membership I value above all others; my National Trust membership. As a photographer in Sussex, I find it invaluable. There are so many great sites to see and photograph. But, my favorite is Chartwell, in Kent. Home to Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine, Chartwell is the place where World War II was literally won from. It was here that Mr. Churchill dictated his famous speeches to parliament, and it was here where he came up with his strategies and plans of attack. This was also his home during most of his time as Prime Minister.

But Chartwell means more to me than just Churchill and World War II. Chartwell is a beautiful property, with an endless amount of wonderful photographic opportunity. It might not be as picturesque as Scotney Castle, or some of the other magical National Trusts in the South East, but for all that happened here and for all that it is, if I had to choose just one National Trust to visit, it would be Chartwell.

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