Born in South Shields in 1962.

Joined RAF and spent 22 years as an Electronics Engineer living and working in places like Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Somerset, Cyprus, Belize and more.

Returned to South Shields in 2001 and after retiring from the RAF in 2003 started a degree in Contemporary Photographic Practices at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

On completion of the degree I trained as a teacher and graduated in 2008 from the University of Sunderland with a PGCE for use in further and higher education.

Spent four years working at South Tyneside College, teaching on the BTEC Diploma and A Level courses.

Currently studying towards a Masters Degree at University of Sunderland.



Mis en Scene Graduate Degree Show at University of Northumbria 2006

Helios 2006 at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle upon Tyne. Oct - Nov 2006

South Tyneside Museum and Art Gallery, South Shields, May - July 2009

Decisive Moment Gallery, Darlington Media Group. Oct - Dec 2010

Uncovering the Archive, Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. Jan - June 2013

Northern Rock Foundation Gallery, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne. April - May 2013

Baltic Artists Book Fair, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. June 2013


Paul has self published a series of books containing a collection of his landscape photographs.

Marsden Bay (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/1371228-marsden-bay)

Spring Change (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2054501-spring-change)

Summer Change (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2044750-winter-change)

Autumn Change (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2044675-autumn-change)

Winter Change (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/2044750-winter-change)

Instagramtastic (http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/3196916-instagramtastic