Paul Jenkins is an extremely accomplished professional Photographer, Cameraman and film maker with over twenty years of experience. Paul’s photographs are regularly published in magazines and on various sites on the web. He works with all types of photography including landscape and portrait. He loves to travel and see the world through the aperture of a lens. Paul has lectured at several colleges in the North West teaching Television Production & Digital Photography. He has also lived and worked in China and India where he was the Head of Department ‘Visual Communications’ at Raffles Lassalle College. He also has broadcasting experience with the BBC, Granada and Sky Tv.
Paul has received many awards for his work including the Channel 4 Video British Archaeological Awards and the Salford University Gerard Chapman Photography award. (He was the overall winner and came 1st and 2nd in the digital photography section.) In 2006 he was nominated and shortlisted for a ‘Royal Television Society Award’ for Cameraman for ‘One day in spring’: a documentary about the French ‘Resistance’ in the Lot region during WW2. He has also exhibited photographs on the ‘History Channel’ and was part of a touring exhibition entitled ‘Photo’s for The Future’. In 2002 he was the Writer, Producer & Director of ‘The Sunshine Project in Luxor, Egypt.
Paul says that one of the most satisfying parts of his career has been to work with other people who have a passion for taking pictures, especially those who want to learn the basics of the camera and composition. Paul’s website is called ‘Visions of light’ because he believes that one of the main skills of the photographer is to be able to see, using the skills of composition and the effects of light reflecting off a surface. He notes: ‘This may seem obvious, but to explore this concept can open up a whole new world for the photographer.
Feb 2010 ‘One Day in Spring’ being shown at French film festival in Toulouse: http://www.lacinemathequedetoulouse.com/seances/1373 (Camera Operator)
2008 Cameraman at the Beijing Olympics on a short Documentary film about ‘Nicole Cooke’ Britain’s first Cycling Gold Medal Winner.
2006 Nominated two ‘Royal Television Society Awards’ for ‘One day in spring’ Cameraman. Documentary about the French ‘Resistance’ during WW11.
2000 Won Salford University Gerard Chapman Photography award. (Overall winner &
1st and 2nd digital photography section)
Worked and lived in China and India – Head of Department ‘Visual Communications’
College (Raffles lassalle)
2002 – Writer, Producer & Director – The sunshine Project, Luxor, Egypt.
2001 2nd Place Gerard Chapman Photography Award Salford University.
2000 Exhibited Photograph on ‘History Channel’ and with touring exhibition ‘Photo’s for
2002 – Exhibited Photographs – Esquires Coffee bar – Manchester.
Won Channel 4 Video British Archaeological Awards 1989. Camera/Director
1980-1985 Edinburgh fringe Festival – improvised own scripts and performed to excellent
Lectured at Colleges in the M/cr area Television Production & Digital Photography
A.C.T.T - Ed Tec Division 1987 -1990 Deputy shop steward
Photographs published in Digital Photographer Magazine x2 Didsbury Magazine Digital FX Magazine x 2 Digital Photo Mag Digital Photographer enthusiast