Paul began his studies with a National Diploma followed by a degree in Editorial Photography at the University of Brighton, from which he graduated in 2002. He then went on to do a teacher training PGCE at the University of Wales Newport, before teaching at a further education college for two years. He then undertook a Masters degree at the University of Brighton with an emphasis on photographic theory and critique.
In Paul's own photography practice he undertakes commissions such as documenting the renewal and regeneration of a historic site in Brighton, as well as exhibitions.
His own work stylistically mixes documentary and fine art conventions, producing images representing a landscape constantly in dialogue with those who shape it. His main subject, the landscape and our cultural connections to it, has lead him to produce landscape imagery from paintball arenas hidden away in the woods, a series of images that looks at the subject referencing fairy tales, to the suburban environment in its picturesque manifestation.
At Morley Paul teaches different photography courses including Beginners and Intermediate Digital SLR courses, studio equipment and the accredited City & Guilds courses.
Image By Liz Cuthbertson, taken during a Morley Photography Course Level 2 lesson