Michael Taco – BA (Hons) Media Communications

Photo of Michael Taco, standing on a balcony of a building, with a backdrop of a London skyline.
Image © Michael Taco

Michael Taco is a student on BA (Hons) Media Communications course at London College of Communications (LCC).

How would you describe your practice (e.g. are you a photographer, designer, illustrator etc)?

Film maker. Photographer. Podcaster.

Where are you from in the world?

Born in Quito, Ecuador. Raised in Queens, New York.

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

I liked the diversity it offered to explore and try out different media environments before specialising in one later on in life.

And what’s your favourite thing about LCC?

The library <3

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?

Podcasting. It was interesting for me to edit and play with sound without any visual images attached to it.

What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?

Be ready to work your ass off and explore different ways of expressing your creativity.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Creative. Diverse. Small

Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?

Other than my dissertation I am working on building my Instagram following as well as my YouTube Channel. I am also still in the planning stage of a podcast which I aim to launch in Spanish, given the fact that the market there is still untapped.

Photograph of a mountain and a bright blue sky.
Image © Michael Taco



Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?

I try to be honest and straightforward. I don’t sugar coat anything and I always do what I think is right. I like to push boundaries and explore controversial topics from all angles and I always try to learn something new and grow. 

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

Phone/Camera. Premiere Pro. Sunlight.

If you could work with any client in the world, who would it be and what would you want to work on?

Nike. Apple.

They were a big influence in the way I approach things and my work ethic. In Apple’s case I am a big Steve Jobs fan. In Nike’s case I am also very into shoe culture and football and by far their products are the best.

How have you found living in London, and where’s your favourite place to explore?

Like all changes, it was hard to adapt at first, especially with the weather and the short amount of sunlight. As long as you stay productive through fall and winter, spring and summer come around they are worth the wait.

My favourite are roof tops in general. Any bar, building, attraction with a nice view.

What are you hoping to achieve after you graduate?

Go into a Masters Degree.

Links

Michael's Instagram

Michael's YouTube