I’m fascinated with the culinary world – a true feast for the senses, rich in opportunities to explore other cultures and food origins. Growing my own herbs and vegetables over the years allowed me to appreciate the importance of quality basic ingredients in my own cooking, and started my exploration into how and why certain classic dishes evolved in different places. From an early age, my fine arts background in drawing, painting and sculpture gave me an eye for color, light, shadow and composition that translated seamlessly into food and travel photography. Different ways of cooking and presenting food, and its cultural significance is what I hope to document and share with others.
Raised in the Lehigh Valley, PA countryside, Paul was influenced by his local surroundings and culture. With an appreciation for Pennsylvania German (PA Dutch) culinary traditions, farms and historic structures, he found himself articulating his observations with drawings and paintings until photography became his primary medium.
Paul’s approach is to interpret his subject with refined composition and lighting to achieve more than just documentation, but ultimately frame a selective view that represents the true feeling of the scene. He is fortunate to work with many talented people and has been published internationally, gaining exposure for both himself and his clients. He specializes in hospitality, home design, food and drink photography and is available internationally for assignment.