Paul J Bucknall

Paul J Bucknall

Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

About Paul J Bucknall

As a multi disciplined international award winning photographer who strives for continual perfection and that perfection is just out of reach, elusive. Each image I believe can always be improved; can be changed; can have a deeper meaning hidden beneath the surface and it’s my intention to draw the viewer into that image.
I draw inspiration from past generations of artists. I particularly like the darkness and tension within Caravaggio’s works, the technicality of Leonardo da Vinci and the abstraction of Vincent Van Gogh. Some of these ideas are easier to transfer into our medium due to the digitalised age. As a photographer we are currently in times where we can express ourselves through our work by changing and advancing our styles. Now forward thinking stock libraries like Arcangel are a portal to creativity where the only limits we have are our own imaginations.
I often use Fibonnaci’s divine ratio, consciously or subconsciously, within my work. This theory runs as a constant throughout the universe being seen in nature, patterns and shapes.
I have a real affinity for travel and I have been fortunate to visit over 70 countries. I have been able to interact with different people and cultures through these experiences.
This travelling has helped me develop a style of observational photography, sometimes by watching an event unfold and second guess the subject. It has helped me with my curiosities about the world and seems to draw me in further by looking at the complexities and interactions surrounding life. It has opened up my senses by allowing me to see great cities to small villages; visiting ancient monuments; to viewing a solar eclipse; to feeling the force of nature through the sea and feel the power of hurricanes.
I have been widely published in travel and tourism guides, books, magazines and billboards


Associate of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain in Visual Arts 1997
Associateship in Wedding and Portrait Photography November 1999
NOCN Certificate Graphic Media Techniques 2003
NOCN Certificate Design Using Illustrator 2003
NOCN Certificate Design Using Photoshop 2003
NOCN Certificate in Creative Arts 2003


I have won many awards and nominations my most recent being:-
Street Photography First Prize 2017 I Shot It Best Photo
The Societies Street Photographer of the Year 2015
Nominated and finalist for Business of the Year 2013 by The Societies
Nominatied in the Black and White Spider Awards, International Awards Honouring Black & White Photography, 2012 in the category of Portrait and Silhouette.
The Societies Open Photographer of the Year 2011
The Societies Environmental Portrait Photographer of the Year 2011
Winner of over 25 Society of Wedding and Portrait Photography International Gold Awards, 15 Highly Commended and over 30 Silver Awards.
Excepted into The Society of Travel & Tourism Photography 2009
The Societies 3rd Overall Photographer of the Year 2011
N&E MPF Best Transparency Award 1998

I have a substantial representation of work with one the world's leading suppliers of the highest quality creative imagery, where I have had many book covers published worldwide.

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The Boy From The Woods by Harlan Coben
Dream of Venice in Black and White, JoAnn Locktov
A Map Of The Dark by Karen Ellis - UK
Mort… ou presque by Peter James - FRANCE
Nie opuszczaj by Harlan Coben - POLAND
Den Fjerde Ape by Jo Barker - NORWAY
J’ai toujours aimé la nuit by P CHAMOISEAU - FRANCE
Eisige Tage by Alexander Pohl - GERMANY
The Day Will Pass Away by Ivan Chistyakov - US
The Havana Game by John Lutz - US
L’Héritier de Moriarty by Annelie Wendeberg - FRANCE
Der Tod so nah by Belinda Bauer - GERMANY
The List by Mick Herron - UK
Vi by Kim Thuy - CANADA
The Stone Crusher Jeremy Dronfield - US
Onder de Paramariboom by Johan Fretz HOLLAND
Si c'est un homme by Primo Levi - FRANCE
Alt dette vil jeg give dig by Dolores Redondo DENMARK
Pale Horse Riding by Chris Petit - UK
Riflessioni di un manager pubblico P Monti ITALY
Le destin des souvenirs by Italo Svevo - FRANCE
The Good Assassin by Paul Vidich - US
Dios no vive en La Habana - SPAIN
Passé parfait by Leonardo padura - FRANCE
Placebo by Sarita Haim - GREECE
72 Horas by Andrew Gross - PORTUGAL
The One Man by Andrew Gross - US
Brunetti entre les lignes by Donna Leon - FRANCE
The Draughtsman by Robert Lautner - UK
Illegal by Max Annas - GERMANY
Racheengel by Stuart Neville - GERMANY
Der Traummacher by Max Bentow - GERMANY
Buenos días Kuba by Landolf Scherzer - GERMANY
Opponents in love by Peny Papadakh - GREECE
Our Woman in Havana by Vicki Huddleston - US
See How She Dies by Lisa Jackson - US
Petirrojo by Jo Nesbo - SPAIN.
Venetian Blood by Christine Volker - US
The Ice Child by Camilla Lackberg - UK.
The Angel Tree by Lucy Riley - UK.
33 Revoluties by Canek Sanchez Guevara.
Un été pour tout changer by Brenda Bowen - France
Lola ou l'apprentissage du bonheur - FRANCE
Bienvenue dans le Bronx by Pascal Martin - FRANCE
Les coqs cubains chantent à minuit by Tierno Monenémbo - FRANCE
L'instinct d'une mère - Troublante visite - FRANCE
Das spionagespiel by Michael Frayn - GERMANY
Carska filizanka, Michal Glowinski - POLAND
Melissa by Francis Durbridge - ITALY
Taki wstyd by Joanna Jagiello - POLAND
Afkoelen by Selma Noor - HOLLAND
Violent Crimes by Phillip Margolin - US
La trilogie Nostradamus by Mario Reading - FRANCE
La disparue de Cambridge (Christian Jacq) - FRANCE
La maison sans mémoire - Pour la vie d'une enfant - FRANCE
In Place Of Death by Craig Robertson- UK
Nacidos en Mauthausen by Wendy Holden SPAIN
Bertrand et Lola (Angélique Barbérat) - FRANCE
The Iron Sickle - Martin Limon - USA
I Ripper- Stephen Hunter - USA
Born Survivors by Wendy Holden - UK,
La ligne verte (The Green Mile) (Stephen King) - FRANCE
Die Heilerin des Sultans by Silvia Stolzenburg
This Place Holds No Fear by Monika Held - UK
ll comandante di Auschwitz. Una storia vera -PB ITALY
Sham Kvar Lo Tefahadi by Monika Held - ISRAEL
Born Survivor by Wendy Holden - SWEDEN
Le roi disait que j'étais diable (Dupont-Monod) - FRANCE
Kurze Begegnungen mit Che Guevara - GERMANY
Dödlig bekantskap by Donna Leon - SWEDEN
LAWLESS by Jessie Keane - UK lp
Aaret by Christoffer Carlsson - FINLAND
Le Livre de Dina (Wassmo) - FRANCE
Deepest Roots of the Heart - Chautona Havig - USA
Chat Magazine Issue 26 - UK 2014
In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen - USA
En vinterkveld' by Simon Sebag Montefiore - NORWAY
De man in de schaduw - HOLLAND
Garnet Hill by Denise Mina - UK
Les rois maudits. La Louve De France (The She Wolf Of France) by Maurice Druon - FRANCE.
In Paradise by Peter Matthiessen -AUS
La foresta - ITALY, Book Club Ed
The Frozen Shroud - UK LP
Hier encore - FRANCE
The Forgotten by Nathan M Greenfield - USA
Denn keiner ist ohne Schuld by Elizabeth George - Germany
Ma, I've Reached for the Moon an I'm Hittin the Stars by Martha Long - UK
La sposa dell'Auschwitz - ITALY
En torn i øjet by Julie Hastrup - DENMARK
Dark Corners Of The Mind by Paul Bucknall - Blurb

Represented By
Arcangel Spain, UK, France, USA,
Millennium Images
Curart Berlin Germany Brandenburger Tor 2015
Grainthorpe festival of arts UK 2013