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Paul O'Leary

As a photographer Paul O’Leary records the time in which we live, the lives of others and in an indirect way charts his own time on this planet. He’s exhibited extensively in solo and group shows and his photographs reside in public and private collections. His work is mostly shot using large-format film cameras. It is a process that requires time and allows the subject to drift off into his or her own thoughts during the shoot. His images merge the control and structure of Portraiture with Social Documentary’s ability to depict and reflect daily routine. In his role as Course Leader in Photography at Staffordshire University he has preserved strong national and regional industrial links that have enabled him to introduce his students to other photographers to enhance their exploration of the medium. He lives, photographs and teaches photography in the UK. He is also the founder/director of an international photography festival that promotes photographic thinking and practice amongst undergraduate and postgraduate photography students.