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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Author: PaulBlog6

The fine art photography of Paul Biddle displays a highly original and creative approach to image making. He is an award winning surrealist photographer whose work has gained the respect of his contemporaries for creating imaginative and playful pictures of the highest technical standards. Many are shot and composed "in camera" in the studio. These images are sometimes inspired by found objects from nature or junk shops or start with a drawing and then a search to find objects to fit the idea. They are then brought to life through his exquisite capturing of light, form, surface and space and his thought provoking juxtapositions. Paul's other way of working is to use objects that he photographs in museums and other places which he then assembles using digital compositing techniques in Photoshop. His passion is for making images: photography is the medium he works with and he believes in understanding the technique so that it becomes transparent and lets the image shine through.

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