Steven CW Taylor

Steven CW Taylor, also known as “The Time Thief,” is an award-winning visual artist and photographer based in Philadelphia. Having spent a pivotal decade in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (DMV), Steven initially ventured into the field as a youth correctional officer before making a dramatic career shift. He honed his skills as a software engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton from 2005 to 2021, pioneering remote work since 2011. Despite his successful tech career, his undeniable artistic calling led him to pick up a GoPro and delve into photography in 2014 at the age of 32.

Steven’s transformative art captures the essence of his extensive travels and cultural experiences. His notable pieces like “Subway Surfer,” “Jetty Boyz,” “The OG,” and “The Isaac” bear testament to his craftsmanship. A three-time visitor to South Africa, the profound African philosophy of Ubuntu—meaning “the universal bond of sharing that connects humanity”—resonates deeply within him.

His work has not gone unnoticed, as he is the 2023 Mural Arts Black Artist Fellow and the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) Visual Journalist of the Year. Inspired by legends such as Peter Lik, Gordon Parks, and Ansel Adams, Steven sees mentor Donald Camp as a guiding light in his journey. It is Steven’s ambition to be remembered alongside these iconic figures as he documents his contemporary life for future generations.

In every frame, capture, and journey, Steven CW Taylor amplifies his life’s mission: Ubuntu To The World.

Last updated: Nov 27, 2023