Paul, although born and bred in Manchester, would class himself as a Cornish Photographer, as he has lived in this beautiful County for the majority of his life. Photography became important very early on in his life. Memories of ‘needing’ a Kodak TeleEktra 110 film camera at around the age of seven are still very vivid. The invent of the cartridge 110 format making film photography a much easier opportunity for children to get involved in photography, though looking back at some of the images in the old photo albums, makes you wonder why you just didn’t sketch the scene and colour it in.
Photography has come a long way since then, and so has Paul. During his late teens, Paul dabbled with Wedding Photography, and shot other events such as christenings and parties, to make money. He was not happy with his work during this period, as it felt very ‘samey’, and he felt it stifled his creativity a great deal. He was much happier when not working, venturing out into the city or countryside with his trusty Minolta 7000i Dynax and Pentax SF7, allowing himself the time to be artistically creative.
Shooting mainly with Nikon Digitals now, Paul does not make a living from his photography. he shoots what he wants, and what he finds pleasing. Thankfully others find his images pleasing. Paul, in no way, professes to be a professional photographer, more of a happy amature, rarely sticking to the rules, but shooting some very pleasing images. He also enjoys photomanipulation, and uses Photoshop to it’s fullest extent when the opportunity arises. With this in mind, prints of his images are for sale in a variety of formats, but he is very aware that he is not going to make his riches with photography, but feels he will die a poor and happy man