About Shirley D. Cross-Taylor
Mostly, I taught myself by reading and trial and error. In the early '90's I took the New York Institute of Photography course and graduated, which really fine-tuned my skills.
I have won international awards, the most notable being two gold medals in the Austrian Super Circuit, and a medal in the South Africa Super Circuit. I won First Prize in the Still Life Category of Legion Photo Paper's Contest. In 2005 I won Second place in Popular Photography's Annual Contest, Nature Category. I got the cover and an article in a prestigious German black and white magazine, and a lengthy article and multiple of my photos published in a Chinese magazine. I now have a Nikon D80, but have hundreds of slides still to scan.
An incurable romantic, I love fantasy and sci-fi, as well as flowers and wild natural settings.
"Without love...breath is just a clock...ticking..." from the film EQUILIBRIUM.