Paul Franklin

Paul was born in 1966 - Harrogate North Yorkshire. England

His interest in photography started way back in secondary school, where a tiny darkroom kindled his passion for the art of photography. This was later to be further enhanced by attending the local college. By this time he was hooked, and spent many an extra hour in the studios / darkrooms. He also gained invaluable experience and contacts, working with several media production companies recording their work.

College was followed by working for a local photographer, running the black and white processing and printing side of the business.
A few years later, the opportunity to work at the local college in the media department arose - a position which he "revelled in" (And in some ways sadly misses) Six years on from that, he ventured in to the moving image side of the market (Giant video screens) and then three years later, strolled into the world of IT for a further four years. This too was a valid experience, but confirmed where his heart really laid.

So twenty years on, Vive! photography was created to share his love and passion for photography and the beauty of nature. (And even man made objects sometimes!)

Vive! Offers several aspects of photography.

First there is the Commercial / Industrial / Product shot photographic side. For more information on this, please click on the following link
"Vive Photographic Services"

Secondly there is the opportunity for you to view and purchase his unique signed affordable photographic prints to compliment your decor, whether this is at home or at work.
All his 50x40cm & 70x50cm mount size photographs are printed at a professional laboratory using archive quality photographic paper."The resulting prints are true photographic prints of superb quality with exceptional colour stability" For the smaller sized prints he uses a good quality local lab.

To purchase you can either go to one of the fairs he attends
(Dates & Venues) to view & buy. (They are also available in specific galleries and shops - email for further information)
All the images are available pre mounted, signed and ready for framing, or in some cases available framed ready to hang. (If you are after something specific, please let me know prior to the event, so that I can confirm the item you are after will be available.)

And now thanks to this website you can purchase the mounted images on line - Presently I offer several sizes (Size & Pricing)


Whether you are just browsing through the photographs or looking for something in particular, I hope your visit is a pleasurable one, and please don't forget your comments and views are always welcome.