The Story Of Gorak

About Gorak Photo

Stephen Taylor-Madin is a portrait photographer from Narre Warren in Melbourne’s South Eastern suburbs. Drawing on many years in BMX, Steve’s style is simple, high-contrast and he often shoots exclusively in black & white.

Mr Taylor-Madin almost didn’t get into photography at all. He says, “My dad asked if I wanted a camera and I laughed. Why would I want to shoot photographs?” But that following year, a severe BMX crash enticed him to purchase his first Nikon film camera and he soon started to document his friends riding BMX.

After a long career shooting for Australia’s best BMX magazines, Steve has used his background in bicycle retail to get the most out of people by helping them feel relaxed & comfortable in front of his lens. Steve’s portraits help the viewer see into the lives of his subjects and evoke emotions like no other.

Working with Steve is an experience. He is quirky, or as some say ‘a unique chicken’ but that all makes for an entertaining portrait session. Not only will you be happy with the images Steve Taylor-Madin makes, you’ll enjoy the entire experience.

Call to book your session today.

Where does 'Gorak' come from?

So you may be wondering, where does Gorak Photo come from? Well this comes from his early years of BMX and the nickname that stuck. It draws inspiration from a South Park episode that is an “Encino Man” parody. Look it up.

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Loved by Many

From my perspective, I think you did an incredible job and I absolutely love the shots you took!!! And so do all my family and friends who have seen them
NewBorn Photography
Aaron & Cassie
We started working with Steve about 12 months ago, and found that through quality images & content, we could place our customers at the front of our whole business image.
BMX, sports & event photo at Rampfest, Melbourne
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