Visual cartographer of the psychogeographic landscape.

I find Flickr a valuable testing ground - there's all sorts on here, and it's not a "best of", although some of my favourite photos are featured in the Portfolio set.

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All the photos on Flickr and on my main website were taken during the period 2003-2016.

I have participated in group shows at Photofusion, London; Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff; Contributed Studio for the Arts, Berlin; Museum of London (plus accompanying book); Format Photography Festival, Derby; Galerie Hertz, Louisville, USA; Fundacja.DOC, Warsaw; The Museum of the City of New York; International Photography Festival #2, Tel Aviv; and Thailand Creative & Design Center, Bangkok. Phew.

In addition, I have had five solo shows around the UK.

I have a 6-page spread and profile in the Thames & Hudson Street Photography Now book, currently residing in a Waterstones near you (probably).

Please note that any rude/derogatory/libellous comments regarding people in the photos will be deleted!

I took these photos especially for you.

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    John Goldsmith says:

    "A crowd favourite. Paul is one of mine too. Consistently fantastic!"

    July 27th, 2008

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    Hughes Léglise-Bataille says:

    "Paul is one of a handful of photographers whose work can achieve that very rare quality of making you laugh and marvel like a 10-year old. He is also a keen and sensitive observer, able to isolate the magic in the most mundane situations, and capture hidden street rythms in precise compositions."

    July 13th, 2008

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    i didn't mean to go to Stoke says:

    "Pauls photos offer a fresh perspective of the world, he is the poet laureate of the seaside, capturing an elderly lady reclining in a deckchair, a man in tweeds laughing at a Punch and Judy show.
    He uses a fresh language to express the constant state of anxiety as the holidaymakers go about there staged leisure, every photo looks choreographed in a dazzling display of enigmatic composition and unintentional humour, he is just as good as Martin Parr. sheer brilliance"

    July 15th, 2007

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    g_hanten says:

    "Paul has a wonderful and charming way of revealing the world to us. His work can be painterly or often surreal, but always revealing in a delightful manner."

    May 26th, 2007

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    oleiso says:

    "Straight up genius!"

    November 19th, 2006

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    chuckp says:

    "Paul must be the love-child of Tony Ray-Jones. No one in the last thirty years has managed to get such a cast of classic British characters to play out scene after scene of perfectly deadpan, perfectly composed playlets as we have here in this stream. Does he make all this up? No. Too good to be invented.."

    October 26th, 2006

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    Dan Sumption says:

    "Paul has an incredible eye for the humorous details which pass most of us by every day. With his humour, his bright palette and his love of quintessentially English pastimes (seaside treats and country fairs), there are obvious similarities between his work and that of Martin Parr. The comparison is valid (and praise in itself) but Paul has a style that is all his own. And he has more photos of road cones than Martin."

    October 17th, 2006

Paul Russell
April 2005
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