Paul was born in 1966 - Harrogate North
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
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!)
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
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
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
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
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.