For many years pencil drawings were Paul`s main artistic outlet until about four years ago when he became interested in photography. In the short time since, Paul has gone from amateur photographer to one of local distinction. Having no formal training in the arts or photography has allowed Paul`s natural talent to flourish while remaining fresh and uninfluenced.
Working as Heavy Equipment Mechanic underground in hard rock mining at depths of up to 7600 feet deep has given Paul a new appreciation of the outdoors and nature. This love for nature quickly turned his camera towards local woodlands, lakes, and their wild inhabitants.
Having many of these inhabitants regularly pass through the backyard has led to some creative landscaping to encourage their continued presence for photographic opportunities. Such as, using a tripod and chain block to bring home rocks weighing over a ton for landscaping that double as props. The latest project....converting a remote car starter to a wireless shutter release for his camera.
As a do it yourself type person acquiring a digital camera and a photo quality printer was a pivotal and exciting time for Paul. No longer forced to accept disappointing prints from photo labs Paul now uses his computer as a darkroom to yield higher quality prints.
Paul's own unique style leaves a lasting impression with every image seen, which he`s pleased to share with you.