Paul Osborne

Louth, Lincolnshire, England

I’m a self-taught amateur photographer with a strong desire to turn professional. My main influences come from the kind of dilapidated places I had free reign to explore as a child of the 70’s in rural Essex, the surreal architectural images that regularly punctuate my dreams, and a love of graphic lighting and strong scenic composition in films.

I’m conscious of wanting to represent subjects in a way they’re not usually seen. Often I find myself in the kind of places few people even know exist, or closing in on an object to the point where it is no longer an identifiable ‘thing’ but an abstract pattern instead.

My current works are based around the actual / photographic exploration of how light and shadows define the often derelict spaces they occupy… creating unique, often momentary, ambience which can either reveal or indeed reinterpret the the nature of a place. Maybe through photography I can create my own ‘Imaginary Cinematic Landscape’…

Books by Paul Osborne