The Director

For the last 20 years, Peter Taylor has been a conflict photographer, news photographer, sports photographer, and lifestyle photographer. His gorgeous food photography and backdoor view into restaurants and kitchens started over a decade ago in Miami, the day he met one of his best friends, a popular chef that made him spend the day shooting dishes for fun. Since then, shooting food, agriculture, and chefs became one of his specialties, and he regularly shoots commercial stills and motion in the culinary industry.

Verica 2.0 was inspired by Taylor’s unrestricted and frequent access to the chefs and kitchens that became a big part of his life. Taylor met Paul Verica as his star was rising, and he had a hunch his story would be captivating as it unfolded. After agreeing to let Taylor have unlimited access to his daily life, Verica 2.0 evolved into a no holds barred examination of a man pushing the limits of his dreams.  

Taylor also produced and directed 5 seasons of a regional culinary series called OrderFire that features the area’s leading culinarians, mixologists, restaurateurs, purveyors and farmers. As a commercial photographer, he has worked with clients ranging from NY Times, Newsweek, Forbes, Rolling Stone, and Google to The Food Network, Scripps Networks, USA Network, AMC, Discovery, HGTV, and The History Channel. A traveler and an explorer, Taylor has lived and worked in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Miami, and Washington DC before settling into Charlotte, NC.

Taylor lives with his wife and several dogs, and when not out shooting, can be found working on personal projects, exploring a new hobby, or fly fishing. His inspiration is everywhere, and he never stops searching for the next story.