Tauran’s studio opens in Sequim

‘Tree of Life’ exhibit on First Friday tour


Sequim Gazette staff

Photographer Phil Tauran loves trees.

“They represent life,” he said. To beautifully make his point, he has assembled some of his favorite works into an exhibit, “The Tree of Life,” at his new gallery.

The public is invited to drop by during the First Friday festivities this Friday, May 3.

Opening a gallery is just the latest project for Tauran, who has had a big impact on

Sequim since his relatively recent arrival.

Tauran, a native of France, met Washingtonian Cally Elofson in 2005; the two wed in 2006. Two years ago they moved to Sequim, where Elofson’s parents make their home.

Since then his images have shown up everywhere: His art shots have hung on virtually every public wall in town, including those of the Blue Whole Gallery. His commercial photography graces websites and brochures for real estate firms and B&Bs throughout the Northwest and his wedding photography provides beautiful memories for couples near and far.

His new public space is at 155-B W. Cedar St., just behind the Second Chance shop.

It’s filled with his work, most of it black-and-white, none of it specifically “commercial.”

The gallery will be open Saturdays when the Open Aire Market is operating.

Other than that, it’s “open when I’m here,” he said.

Tauran also will use the space for photo work, including images of small commercial products for advertisements.

He also provides portraiture. Tauran notes that he doesn’t do standard commercial work; instead he is producing fine art.

To learn more about Tauran’s work, drop by the studio or take a look at his new website, philtauranphotography.com.