About Paul Biddle
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.
Awards and Exhibitions
The Association of Photographers : 1 Gold , 2 Merits.
The Royal Photographic Society: 2 Golds.
Kodak Triple Exposure: Winner.
3D Illustrators (USA): I Gold, 6 Bronzes.
Austrian Super Circuit: Overall Winner (27,000 entries - 101 countries).
Polaroid European Final Art Awards.
Apogee Photo U.S.A.
Top Ten Surrealists, Roma
Tokyo International Foto Awards 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
UK: The Association of Photographers , Tapestry , The Image Bank , Euro RSCG , Ceta , Lowe Lintas , The Royal Photographic Society, West Dean, Dartington, Devon Guild, Newcastle Borough Museum and Art gallery, Surrealism and The Absurd, Royal West of England Academy, Reclaim Photography West Midlands, Dimbola Museum and Galleries,
Worlwide: New York , Tokyo , Cologne , Vienna , Linz , Arles , Amsterdam , The Leonardo da Vinci Museum (Milan) , Fort Lauderdale, Musée de la Civilisation (Quebec), Seoul South Korea Chungmuro Photo Festival, Tokyo International Foto Awards,
Permanent Collections: The Royal Photographic Society
Alongside the awards and exhibitions there have been many articles featuring Paul Biddle in several magazines including Zoom, Image , The British Journal of Photography , Photo District News (front cover), Foto Art , Polaroid "P" Journal of Photography and The Image Bank's Icon magazine , D P Net China, Photo + South Korea