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PAUL OTTER

Paul Otter is a Bafta award-winning film cameraman who worked on highly regarded film and television documentaries for over 30 years. He has filmed across the world, covering a wide range of subjects including the Iraq war and the aftermath of the Boxing Day Tsunami – for which he won his BAFTA - and has worked with many outstanding producers, directors and presenters (he made several series with Stephen Fry).

 

After many years making documentary films Paul moved into drama and feature films. Having worked across the world at a hectic pace for so many years - often in extreme and demanding environments - in 2013, mentally and physically exhausted, Paul decided to return to his mother’s home in Whitley Bay. He started his working life here in a stills studio and he has returned to his roots to develop as a fine art photographer.
His black and white images feature a range of tones but also he often identifies a point of light – using it as a positive even on his darkest days.
Paul uses his camera each day to capture the world around him and he is travelling further afield and widening his range of subjects.
 ‘There is a huge variety of subjects within walking distance. After years of filming documentaries, I enjoy looking for a unique take on the familiar, whether it's an iconic building, a bench by the sea, or a simple wall. Each has its own appeal’.

 

 

 

 ‘There is a huge variety of subjects within walking distance. After years of filming documentaries, I enjoy looking for a unique take on the familiar, whether it's an iconic building, a bench by the sea, or a simple wall. Each has its own appeal’.