Paul Simon Wheeler
Paul Wheeler is a landscape photographer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Paul trained in Geology and graduated with a degree in Geology and Physical Geography from the now University of Gloucestershire in 1999 and is currently working as an Engineering Geologist for an international consultancy based in Christchurch. Paul’s profession takes him all over the world and his interest in Geology has led to a distinctive style in landscape and seascape photography where rockforms, geological and geomorphological processes form the basis of his work, often using techniques that capture the elements which physically create a landscape; those of time and erosion.
Paul has been making images since he first picked up a camera at the age of 10, initially in a traditional darkroom producing monochrome prints; later moving onto fine art monochrome printing and alternative processes. The digital photographic revolution provided Paul with the opportunity to have similar flexibility and control over colour images as he had with monochrome in the traditional darkroom. Paul currently works exclusively with digital cameras and a post production workflow.
Paul's award winning work has also been published in books, magazines and calendars and has completed several commissions including some for music album and single covers and for corporate website design. Paul has had his images published in Take-A-View/Landscape Photographer of the Year, PlusOne Collection and Best of Friends books. Paul is a contributor to stock libraries and is also a freelance lecturer in photography and photographic techniques; in both the digital and silver based disciplines.
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