Paul Westlake’s clarity of vision guides his every image. There is a reverence for the organic in his work that permeates each composition - skin and fabric are shown as both visual and tactile, and the body is explored as shape and form. His work draws on a multitude of influences - from film and fashion histories - to create subtle, cinematic moments that suggest hidden narratives. Photography’s emotional pull plays an equally significant part in Westlake’s appeal to the senses. He approaches his subjects with delicacy, allowing their feelings, as well as his own to guide the image’s formation. The connection between photographer and sitter is evident in his photography’s intimacy, its careful composition and the way he illuminates every scene, frequently cropping close to draw the viewer into the dreamscape he has created.
- Dr Rebecca Arnold, FHEA London
“I am as captivated today by the camera, as I was as 13 year old with my first Zeiss. Whether it be fashion, or advertising or something more personal - the challenge remains to be a storyteller; not with words, but with light. I love nothing more than creating a beautiful image that captivates and inspires"
All photographs copyright ©2019 PAUL WESTLAKE
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