Shadow and Light Magazine Paul Biddle showcase portfolio

I’m so pleased to share this – a Showcase Portfolio of my images is in the latest Shadow and Light Magazine. The theme is Compography which I think is an excellent word coined by Tim Anderson, the Editor. It rolls off the tongue and at last I will have an answer when people ask me what I do – I shall say I’m a Compographer.

Here is an extract from the article in Shadow and Light:

I think most photographers paint with light in one way or another. I always wanted to be a painter but my drawing was terrible,which is why I switched to photography – it did the drawing for me. If I can make a photograph by setting it up for real, by arranging the objects in a set or on location, I will because it tends to sit better that way. Often I will physically paint the backgrounds and sets or even the objects themselves. If I can’t shoot it all in one go, I will do anything to make it happen especially using Photoshop which I have been learning for over 20 years. I often assemble a collection of such items and then experiment to find the perfect juxtaposition of composition, form and colours – what I think of as playtime.

Here are a few of the images in the Shadow and Light magazine  showcase

on my work:

A photograph by Paul Biddle from his Fruit and Vegetables portfolio
Still Life with Thief
Letterhead is a photograph from Paul Biddle's Library of Letters portfolio
Man in Jug with Fish on his head


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Update on Tokyo International Foto Awards Exhibition 2017

I’m very pleased to share the news that ten images from my Cabinet of Curiosity series will be exhibited in the 2016 TIFA Winners Exhibition, Feb 25-28 Tokyo, 2017

Here are two of the images

From The Cabinet of Curiosity by Paul Biddle
Swan Sisters
Paul Biddle Cabinet of Curiosity
The Gauntlet of Icarus

The Opening night celebration is Feb 25, 2017 19:00 – 21:00

Open to the Public Feb 26-28, 2017, 11.00 – 19.00

The Address of the galley is:

OWADA GALLERY, Shibuya Cultural Center Owada 2nd floor,

Shibuya 23-21 Sakura-gaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo