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About me

Paul Thompson (b 1977 UK), graduated with a H.N.D. in photography from the Newcastle Art & Design College in 1999 and opened his London studio in 2005 after assisting leading advertising photographers. Since opening his studio, Thompson has been recognised and honoured by leading institutions. Thompson has received both a Gold and Silver award from the Association of Photographers, two Silver and one Bronze award from Creative Circle, a yellow pencil at D&AD. He was also shortlisted in the Terry O’Neill Photography Award. Thompson has exhibited three times at the National Portrait Gallery - London. In addition, he has shown work at The Strand Art Gallery, Design Week’s Awards exhibition, as well as at Creative Review’s Photography Annual. Thompson has appeared twice in the D&AD book, and he’s had work featured in national and international print and online publications. While continuing to build an extensive commercial portfolio, Thompson has devoted recent years to a collection of ongoing, interconnected bodies of fine art work. His minimal, abstract photographs are often (but not always) made on the coast, usually late into the night, using a large-format film camera. Instead of adding artificial elements, Thompson subtracts them, stripping his compositions down to their most essential features. In Thompson’s world, art is about sacrifice and dedication, and it shows in the work. In engaging with a rich and layered history of photography and visual art in general, his work also raises questions about the future of our world-- the land and the sea-- and mankind’s ever-shifting place within it.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Fine Art
  • Fine Artist

Work history

Currently

Photographer

Paul Thompson Studio

Jun 1999
  • Freelance
  • Freelance Photographer

Education

1999

Photography

Newcastle Art College

Sep 1995 - Jun 1999

Awards

2013

Terry O'Neil Awards

Terry O'Neil Awards

2013

The Strand Gallery - Exhibitor

Terry O'Neil Awards

  • The Strand Gallery - Exhibitor http://paulthompsonstudio.com/moonlight

2012

ADC - Bronze

ADC

  • ADC - Bronze

2012

Design Week - Shortlisted

Design Week

  • Design Week - Shortlisted

2012

Creative Circle

Creative Circle

  • Creative Circle

2011

Fresh Awards - 3 Golds

Fresh

  • Fresh Awards - 3 Golds

2011

D&AD - Yellow Pencil

D&AD

  • D&AD - Yellow Pencil

2011

Cannes Lions - Silver & Bronze

Cannes Lions

  • Cannes Lions - Silver & Bronze

2010

D&AD - In Book

D&AD

  • D&AD - In Book

2010

2010_Association Of Photographers - Gold

AOP

  • 2010_Association Of Photographers - Gold

2010

Creative Circle - Bronze

Creative Circle

  • Creative Circle - Bronze

2010

Creative Review Photography Annual

Creative Review

  • Creative Review Photography Annual

2009

Association of Photographers

AOP

  • Association of Photographers

2008

Design Week Awards

Design Week

  • Design Week Awards

2008

Creative Circle - 2 Silvers

Creative Circle

  • Creative Circle - 2 Silvers

2008

D&AD - 2 entries

D&AD

  • D&AD - 2 entries

2008

The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

The National Portrait Gallery London

  • The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

2008

Association Of Photographers - Silver

AOP

  • Association Of Photographers

2007

Creative Review Photography Annual

Creative Review

  • Creative Review Photography Annual

2005

Association Of Photographers Assistant Awards - Winner

AOP

  • Association Of Photographers Assistant Awards - Winner

2005

The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

The National Portrait Gallery London

  • The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

2004

The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

The National Portrait Gallery London

  • The National Portrait Gallery London - Exhibitor

2002

Association Of Photographers Assistant Awards

AOP

  • Association Of Photographers Assistant Awards