Paul’s work is concerned with phenomenology, the structure of different forms of experience including perception, thought, memory, imagination, emotion and desire. Through the use of multiple exposures the work depicts the joining together, combination and amalgamation of many different images, the same way knowledge is built up through perceiving.
He regards photography as intrinsically linked to vision in the way that objects appear. The indexical way that light touches the eye, emitting from the object is the same way that light etches into the sensitive surface of film. Paul uses photography to depict the importance of an event that we usually take for granted through exploring the interaction between light, objects and the camera/eye on traditional photographic film.
‘By incorporating all these different effects my images challenge what we know about the world through vision’