Paul is an easy going photographer who puts his clients at ease before and during a portrait photography session. His professional photography experience includes portrait, realestate, fashion, food and event photography. He started his training as a photographer in Wellington, NZ in the mid nineties whilst working as a chef. His early work involved food, travel and portrait photography. In 2005 Paul complete a Bachelor of arts (digital art) where his photography skills were updated to include modern digital capture and processing. This is where he mastered compositing and image enhancement software techniques. He is well versed in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. In one of Paul's portrait shoot sessions he is able to direct different looks and expressions from his subjects, he coaches the client to get their most flattering looks, this insures the final images will exceed expectations.
The thing I love most about photography is all the different people and personalities I meet throughout the weeks various projects. Exchanging conversation and capturing a special moment is a wonderful way to work.
I enjoy shooting festival and community events, I like to capture the vibe of the day in a very editorial / documentary style. I think the reason I enjoy this so much is due to the participation factor, seeing staff, organisers and the public enjoying themselves at these event is truly infectious.
I have received recognition for charitable and volunteer photography work I've done over the years, mainly for local fundraising and community events.
I sung in a kiwi punk rock band called Funk Mutha when I was 17.