The saying that the phoenix rises from its ashes is particularly poignant when it comes to Randy Taylor. A photographer living and working in the areas where Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012, 40 years of work that was archived in a storage facility was damaged during the storm. Randy Taylor recalls, “What I found was a jumbled, gooey mess of papers and things 3 to 8 feet high. It took the first day to carve out a vertical space just 2 feet into the unit, so I could merely walk in the door.”
Yet from that gooey mess emerged a few dozen of Randy Taylor's photos that could be salvaged. They were marred, but in an unexpectedly beautiful way.