April A Taylor is a Dark Art & Fine Art photographer from Detroit, MI. Some of her earliest childhood memories involve Michael Jackson’s Thriller video, the original Nightmare on Elm Street movies and reading Clive Barker’s Books of Blood series, all of which she credits with introducing her at a young age to her first love — horror.
After 2 decades of dabbling in photography, her 2nd love, she made the decision in 2007 to focus seriously on developing (no pun intended) her photography career and spent the next 2 years refining her craft through Fine Art and customized photoshoots. Her Fine Art work always leaned toward the dark and macabre, shedding light on some of the most beautifully twisted and abandoned places throughout the US. In 2009 she designed her first Illustrative Dark Art Photography shoot (The Post-Apocalyptic Princess) and was instantly taken with the idea of capturing the darkness of the world through vividly horrific scenes.
Only one year later, several of her Dark Art pieces were published and exhibited internationally & she was named the first ever Artist of the Month by Detroit area radio station 93.9 FM. Her work has received rave reviews from the horror industry, including the following from Lisa Wilcox (the actress who played Alice in A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5), “April’s work captures the seduction of horror.”
To date her work has been exhibited and published in/on over 50 galleries, books, magazines, DVDs, calendars, websites, conventions and events, including Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. Upcoming publications include the horror anthology What Fears Become (featuring authors such as Piers Anthony & Ramsey Campbell).