A few years back Paul started photographing letters and numbers with the idea of putting them together into word-based images. As a photographer everything he does also has a set of rules and boundaries. This particular set of photographs is all taken within short reach of the sea, initially all in Swanage and along the Purbeck coast and more recently moving out along the Jurassic Coast in the south of England.
The concept for the images is that they all use letters, symbols and textures found in coastal areas. Always armed with a camera Paul spends most of his time while out and about stopping to photograph weathered and battered letters on all kinds of surfaces.
Paul can often be found scouring coastal cottages, rural retreats and splendid signposts for interesting textures, fonts and colours ready to be recycled into the words and pictures that make up this Alphabet Coast collection - if you're ever in Swanage, see if you can spot where some of them came from!
These letters make a great christening or wedding present or simply to tell someone that you love them!
You can buy a number of the Alphabet Coast images from the gallery's webshop
Love | Landscape series
In Paul's own words "all the photographs are of expressions of love, carved in wood, written in indelible ink or sprayed with car paint, alongside their context, photographed as landscape. The authors of those expressions are teenagers in love, on the verge of adulthood and disappointment. Having said that, I am an adult in love. Some days, even after years of loving one woman, I feel like a teenager, weak and vulnerable".
Read more about Love | Landscape on Paul's blog.