Based in New York, Paul is an accomplished lifestyle, adventure and portrait photographer known for his impressive range. An accomplished athlete, Paul's love of the outdoors translates with authenticity and originality. Stunning environments inform his portfolio and invite the viewer to visit unique and sought after locations. The portrait genre he has avidly pursued as a visual consultant/art director for such clients as: FX Networks, NY JETS and many other editorial and advertising clients is widely acclaimed as original and provocative. Paul's personal projects such as his series “THE FACES OF JAZZ” which comprises of classic black & white photos of world renowned jazz legends, were all photographed in his NYC studio.
Paul's personal and documentary street photography is original, urban and gritty. The "AMERICANS" was photographed over a period of 3 years while on location. The Robin Hood Foundation has worked with Paul for many years and has used his photos to promote the plight of the homeless. Paul’s lifestyle images are organic in feel and buoyant in spirit. He’s worked for editorial and advertising clients ranging from Budweiser to Maytag to Frito Lay Maytag, Microsoft, to Nike and UnderArmor}. HIs editorial clients include Rolling Stone Magazine, Slam Magazine, Outdoor Magazine and many other Hearst publications. Each shoot brings its own challenges, but Paul is known for keeping the mood light while keeping the production on track remaining even keel on set. “Being energetic but under control is key. "Even on the most ambitious shoot schedules, keeping the set light is my goal" notes Paul, who has photographed all manners of elite athletes, business moguls, real people on location and in studio. “I like to research the nuances and details of my projects, learn everything I can about a subject, and then I let myself go and focus on features and locations that strike me as visually intriguing. I am receptive to the pleasure and mysteries of true exploration. I always have a plan, but it’s not fixed, it’s a flexible guideline that can be allowed to change. I try to find those spontaneous and natural moments which for me is the seduction of photography.” “If the project is a portrait, we create an environment of comfort and collaboration, which allows the subject to reveal something about themselves. Often I am told that the subject has a limited time frame, so my team and I prepare for that. Since we create a comfortable environment, the subject usually ends up staying longer. In the end the images are usually relaxed and successful. "We strive to maintain a positive atmosphere; it is an important component of our shoots.”
Excellent taste, a sharp eye for composition and lighting, and a passion for connecting with his subjects are at the heart of Paul’s work. Paul was honored to be one of the original Canon Explorer of Light Masters. Paul is a collaborator, his easygoing manner reveals no indication of ego, yet he has the confidence of someone who knows he can get the job done delivering the greatest number of options with the least amount of stress. The final image is the result of the collaborative efforts of the creative director, art director, production designers, art department, hair and makeup, clothing stylists. “I love the production end of photography. There’s something about having a great team assembled on a project that gets me excited. I love that energy.”
Paul lives a life of photography, adventure, and music, combining his career as a photographer with his love of sports, rock climbing, extreme skiing and playing guitar. Paul’s career as a photographer was inspired by his father, a successful portrait photographer in NYC. “I’m always happy behind the lens”, says Paul. “I enjoy the creative flow. I want my clients to come away from every experience with me and my crew thinking that they would like to work with us again.”