Paul’s passion for photography was ignited in his late teens when he took his dad’s unused Minolta 7000i on a trip around Africa. A gap year to Australia in his early 20’s saw this passion cemented. He graduated from Falmouth College of Arts (UK) with a BA (Hons) Photography in 2001. After university, Paul’s work continued to take him on various global assignments to locations such as the Maldives, Europe, America and Africa, working for clients like FCUK, O'Neill, Quicksilver ect...
In 2005 he moved to New Zealand, where some of his favorite assignments came through Tourism New Zealand, who are responsible for promoting New Zealand to a global market. while at the same time continuing with his own projects. In 2014, he moved to Portugal, where he continued working as a freelance photographer and also as an associated lecturer at Falmouth University.
The majority of Paul's personal projects are often focused on people; their interests and passions, especially if they are in or around water. When Paul returned back to the UK in 2016 he revisited one of his first projects on cold water swimmers, (originally shot in 2001), which focused on the original swimmers and is a perfect examples of why age should be no barrier to exercise; many of the swimmers have been partaking in there daily exercise come rain or snow for the past 30 years.
In 2018, Paul returned to NZ, where he is presently in the process of completing a ten year project. In 2010, he created a series of photographic portraits capturing the identity of junior rugby players, focusing on their natural expressions, body language and for some their discomfort of being in front of the lens. Now ten years later, he is in the process of reconnecting with these children to re-capture their identity as young adults.
Exhibit -A Magazine
125Live, Contemporary, 2015
International Color Awards, Honored, 2015
The Exposure Award, Portrait, 2015
Monochrome Photography Awards Portrait 2015
Black & White Spider Awards, 12th Annual Award
Black & White Spider Awards, 11th Annual Award
IPA, Honored, Cultural Category
IPA, Honored, Fine Art Category
Nintendo, Winner, Advertising Award
Kodak Winner, Portraiture
Thomas Gower, Award, Editorial, Finalist
Observer Hodge Award, Editorial, Finalist
International Color Awards, 5th annual Awards
International Color Awards 5th annual Awards