Following twenty years of photographing the world around us, Paul began a new and drastically different series - Second Reality.
Symmetry and balance have always played a major role in Paul’s work. He is now using these elements in a very literal sense to create new visions and meanings from everyday objects and architecture. Drawing on both his own extensive photography archive, as well as more recent pictures shot specifically for use in this series, he extrapolates and alters the images to create new realities that seem oddly familiar whilst also strange and even sinister.
Second Reality divides into two groups of work - This series, AIRBORNE, explores themes of oppression and surveillance, as well as the alarming rate of progress giving us ever more bewildering and fantastical technology. The function of the airborne machinery featured in the images is unknown, but being based on objects from our world they have an eerie plausibility about them.
The second group of work is entitled MULTIPLIED - you can see this series here.