Project Highlight: Taylor Jewell photographs the Sundance Festival | Profoto (US)

Project Highlight: Taylor Jewell photographs the Sundance Festival

31 January, 2018

Written by: Profoto USA

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival, beginning on January 18th and running until the 28th, was packed full of celebrities, and actors, as it featured films selected across all categories. Taking place in Park City, Salt Lake City at Sundance Mountain Resort every year, photographer Taylor Jewell had the opportunity to go behind the scenes to photograph prominent figures in attendence. Using Profoto B1X units and a mix of Umbrellas, Softlight Reflectors and Softboxes, she did an amazing job capturing some incredible talent. 

 Prepping their inspiration board. 

 Actress Molly Shannon

 Behind the scenes with Molly Shannon

Actor Jason Mantzoukas 

 Behind the scenes with Jason Mantzoukas

Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

 Actor Jon Hamm


All behind the scenes shots provided by Melanie McLean Brooks


About Taylor Jewell:

Taylor is an editorial and advertising photographer focusing on portraiture, lifestyle, and fashion. She has worked with retail brands, pharmaceutical companies, and international non-profits. Taylor is a regular contributor of celebrity portraits to the Associated Press. She’s also shot every New York fashion week season since moving to the city, and has covered collections in London, Milan, and Paris for various periodicals and fashion brands. She started her career as an intern at Annie Leibovitz’s studio, assisted photographer Victoria Will, and was a photo editor at She continually draws from her experience across the many roles involved in commercial and editorial photography to create compelling images. Taylor was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but now calls New York home.

To see more work from Taylor, follow her on Instagram or visit her website!

Written by: Profoto USA

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