Photography + Videography Expert
For as long as he can remember, Justin Taylor knew he was destined to become an artist extraordinaire. With a natural born talent for the arts, which he strengthened over the years, the Las Vegas native packed up his bags to pursue his passion. Justin moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University and study illustration. Over time, Justin found that videography was his true calling and he’s been in love with it ever since.
Before stumbling upon his newfound love of videography, Justin was a portrait and figure painter. His artistic skills were noticed by many and led him to receive numerous accolades including an honors award from the Portrait Society of America and first-place in the Springville Museum of Art’s Spring Salon. Intrigued with the arts, Justin listened to numerous director commentaries in his free time, which sparked his interest in videography. Taking a leap of faith, he made the gripping decision to shift his career focus, embraced the change and never looked back.
So, you might wonder how Justin got connected to the p1440 team? As a young high school student, Justin went to the same school as Casey Jennings and the two would carpool. Little did Justin know that this friendship would carry on into adulthood and he would reconnect with Casey for an exciting new endeavor years later.
After Justin left his job as a media director for a nutrition company in Utah, he reached out to Casey who shared with him that p1440 was in search of a videographer to film footage for p1440’s pro events and content for its digital community. Justin jumped at the opportunity and was ready for the exhilarating challenge. He joined the team and has been one of p1440’s main videographers since the beginning.
Growing up, Justin wasn’t the typical sports player, but that didn’t stop him from capturing the best game day footage. His creative eye is seen in every video he produces. Whether he’s compiling player interviews, documenting a practice or an intense workout, Justin’s goal is to always tell a story.
He captures the roaring cheers coming from the crowd and the excitement in the player’s eyes as they serve a perfect ace, winning the game. Justin stays busy traveling from city to city documenting athlete’s journeys to spread the love of volleyball through his videos.
Throughout his time on the p1440 team, Justin enjoys sharing beach volleyball with people who are just beginning to get to know the sport and those who have been playing for years. He loves the authenticity of p1440 and how the organization aims to positively motivate both athletes and individuals to live a life full of intention.
Today, Justin calls the beautiful state of Utah home. In his free time, you’ll find him enjoying the diverse art community and mountain biking through the terrain. You can also catch him playing the drums or the guitar and making movies.