Chocoholic photo-taker and serial puppy-hugger. Public Liability insured, DBS cert. 001019758001
Welcome, random stranger!
My photography journey began with a New Year’s resolution so ruddy ingenious that I kept it going for several following years too ~ I wanted to do one new thing each month which I'd never done before, or that I had always wanted to do. Simple.
Some months that meant watching a film I'd not seen, reading a new book, visiting former school friends, or camping at my first music festival. Other months I travelled, swam with dolphins in the Caribbean, cruised the Nile in Egypt, explored Thailand, parachuted out of a plane. One of these resolution months I decided to buy myself a decent camera... and subsequently had to learn how to use it properly.
In 2008 I attended my first film premiere and got hooked on photographing celebrity red carpet events, then in 2013 I was invited to photograph for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Following changes in the London film premiere scene I relocated to the family home on the Isle of Wight, where I work from now. I’m currently making creative portraits and trying some new and interesting thematic ideas. I rely on other people to tell me if the work I’m doing is good or worthy, so I don’t sell myself as a proper professional. If you like my work, then you can definitely be my friend.
I am an eccentric and slightly ridiculous human being, a serial puppy hugger with a laid-back manner and unconventional sense of humour. I wear my inner child on the outside, (if anything I’d say I have an inner adult who has to take over every now and again to stop me overdosing on sugar). If a shoot doesn’t have an element of fun or awesomeness, then it’s not worth doing at all. I’m a fan of good spine-tingles and people expressing variants of “wow” at their finished pictures. Mostly I photograph children of all ages because they’re the most fun to work with, but I have also been known to photograph adults, shows and events too. And pets when they let me.
My name is Paul, and I am a self taught Digital Stills Photographer.