Taos Characters


Paul O’Connor’s award winning book Taos Portraits was conceived over two decades ago when Paul began capturing some of the most interesting characters in Taos with his camera lens.

You’ve also seen Paul’s stunning work on taoStyle. He has generously shared portraits of the artist’s he’s shot, for use here, since the blog’s inception.

The first show of the work that eventually made it into the book, Volume I, was presented at the Bareiss Gallery in 1990.

Lyla June Johnston

Next Saturday, from 4-7pm  Paul will have an opening of new works, shot since the book was published, also at the Bareiss Gallery, entitled Volume IV.

Ron Lopez

The show will hang for one week only, so if you are in Taos, don’t miss it – Paul is making historically important work, documenting the artists who people this valley, with an incredibly nuanced eye.

Jonathan Warm Day

Paul has kindly shared a few images with us and I have seen a few more; they are simply extraordinary.

Paul has been profiled here on the blog, so do check out that piece as well, and visit his link below this post to discover more about his ongoing chronicles of Taos artists.

Photographs of Tony Huston, Lyla June Johnston, Ron Lopez and Jonathon Warm Day by Paul O’Connor

Taos Portraits (edited by Bill Whaley, author of Gringo Lessons), won Best Book at the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards in 2014. The book won in other categories as well.


Bareiss Gallery
15 NM Route 150 (Ski Valley Road)
Taos, NM 87571
575 776-2284