Trevor Traynor is a photographer, director, and visual explorer. He is an intrepid traveler known for his extensive range

of subject matter and seamless ability to blur the lines between fine art and commercial photography.

His work has been featured in Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, Financial Times, Hamburger Eyes,

and All-American by Bruce Weber. He has won several awards including American Photography, PDN Annual,

and the International Photography Awards. His photographs have been exhibited globally and featured at

The Getty Center, The Grammy Museum, and Photoville NY.

In 2016 he flew with NASA on an operation IceBridge mission over Antartica alongside artist Zaria Forman.

In 2018 he founded Memoryscape, a full service production boutique based in Los Angeles.

In 2020 his work was selected as part of a new permanent polar art exhibit aboard the National Geographic Endurance.

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Adult Swim


Baptiste Institute



Celadon Books

Chile Turismo



Dr. Squatch Soap Co.

Guitar Center

Guinness World Records

I Heart Media


Lindblad Expeditions


Mass Appeal





Research Mag | GSU



Singularity University

Special Olympics

Thesis Agency

Thrive Mag | ASU

Tribeca Film


Visit Greenland



Western Digital

World of Greenland

XPRIZE Foundation

XTR Films

Zeal Experiential

SELECT awards

 American Photography 31, 35, 36, 37

PDN Photo Annual 2011, 2016, 2019

Int'l Photography Awards 2003, 2009, 2018 



Dis.posed, Ed. of 100, Designed by Greg Fisk. Self-Published. Newsprint. 2021

Vol I - 9. Ed. of 100, Self-Published. 2013-2021.

Walks With Rocco, Ed. of 50, Self-Published, Zine. 2020

Contact High, A Visual History Of Hip-Hop.

Saint X, Celadon Books. Book Cover.

Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey Book.

Graffiti Tattoo, Volume II. Book. 

Tierra & Agua, Ed. of 50, Self-Published. 

How To Rap, Book Cover.

Hamburger Eyes Issue 013.

Merge, Sweden. Issue 017.

Solo exhibitions

2011. Low Life, Peek Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

2011. Low Life, Cukui, San Jose, CA.

2009. I Shoot People, Artifacts, Sacramento, CA.

2009. I Shoot People, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY.

2009. I Shoot People, Hot Pop, Milwaukee, WI.

2009. I Shoot People, Tradition, Westlake Village, CA.

2009. I Shoot People, D-Structure, San Francisco, CA.

2008. Sandbox, Cold Soldiers. Oxenrose. San Francisco, CA.

2007. Sandbox, Cold Soldiers. InvisibleNYC. NY, NY.

2007. My Piermont, Piermont Library Gallery, NY.

2005. Choromcore, Corner Shop. NY, NY.

2005. Chromocore, Laila Lounge. Brooklyn, NY.


SelecT GROUP exhibitions

2020. CHANGE: A Permanent Polar Art Exhibit Exclusively Aboard Lindblad Expeditions - National Geographic Endurance

2019. Contact High, Annenberg Space for Photography , Los Angeles, CA.

2017. Contact High, Photoville , Brooklyn, NY.

2016. Hip Hop, 212 Arts Gallery , New York, NY.

2016. Instagram Jam, MOPLA x Lucie Foundation, Smashbox Studios , Los Angeles, CA.

2014. NYELA, Curated by Discover LA, New Years Eve Show, Grand Park, Los Angeles, CA.

2014. LA Story, Curated by Discover LA, Off The 405 Series, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA.

2014. Move, Curated by Rich Jacobs, & Pens Press, Los Angeles, CA.

2013. 100 | 50 | 1 Portrait show, 50 more portraits, The NWBLK, San Francisco, CA.

2011. New York Photo Festival Presents: Audio Visual, Powehouse Arena, Brooklyn, NY.

2011. Hip Hop: A Cultural Odyssey Release Party, Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2011. Moholy Ground Release Party, Roots Division, San Francisco, CA.

2010. Ala Champfest, Gorker Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

2010. Ala Champfest, Wayward Gallery, London, England.

2010. Ala Champfest, Bright Tradeshow, Berlin, Germany.

2010. Grown Home. Usual Suspects, Sol Collective, Sacramento, CA.

2010. Grown Home. Casual Abyss, Hamburger Eyes Epicenter, San Francisco, CA.

2009. Winged Decay, UAMO Festival, Munich, Germany.

2009. Photographer’s Showcase, Photo-Eye Gallery. Santa Fe, NM.

2008. R.S.V.P. Galeria de Arte Fotografico , Instituto de Artes de Medellin. Colombia.

2007. R.S.V.P. Clos de L’Abbaye Galerie. Paris, France.

2007. Group show number.18, Humble Arts Foundation Gallery.

2005. Altered States, Chromocore Series, RX gallery. San Francisco. CA.

2005. Affordable Arts Fair, Chromocore Series,  New York, NY.

2005. Art Los Angeles Fair, Chromocore Series, Los Angeles, CA.

2005. Scope Miami, Chromocore Series, Miami, FL.

2005. Scope New York, Chromocore Series, New York, NY.