Paul Brooking is a London based photographer with many years experience working on advertising and design campaigns. He has received numerous awards and his work has been exhibited widely at venues such as the Royal Academy, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Photographers and his solo show, 'Tomorrow People' at the London School of Economics.
Originally, he trained under his father Alan Brooking, a pioneer advertising photographer from the Sixties famous for Saatchi’s ‘Pregnant Man’ and Bartle Bogle Hegarty’s ‘Black Sheep’, before embarking on his own career and developing his personal photographic style.
Paul’s work spans beyond photography to include graphic design, product design, music composition and directing short films. Clients have included BBC, Channel 4, The Dorchester, The Lanesborough, Raymond Blanc at Le Manoir, Aquascutum, Levi’s, Sony Music and The Arts Council.
His personal photographic projects, inspired by the Twentieth Century American realist painter Edward Hopper, explore subtle emotions and interplay between characters to create a cinematic narrative within a still image.
Image library - Lens Modern
A member of The Association of Photographers
SPOTLIGHT 1997 newcomers show, Association of Photographers
COUTURE HOSIERY 1998 Anton Mosimann Academy
TOMORROW PEOPLE 2000 London School of Economics,
OPEN AWARDS 2000 Association of Photographers
PUBLISHED PORTRAITS 2001 Association of Photographers
OPEN AWARDS 2004 Association of Photographers
CAPTURE 2004 Association of Photographers
LONDON PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2005
OPEN AWARDS 2005 Association of Photographers
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Schweppes Portrait Prize 2005
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY Schweppes Portrait Prize 2006
LONDON PHOTOGRAPHIC AWARDS 2006
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS 2006
OPEN AWARDS 2006 Association of Photographers
SIGNATURE 2006 Association of Photographers
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS 2007 Photography Masters Cup
CREATIVE REVIEW Photography Awards 2007
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS AWARDS 2007 Association of Photographers
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER SHOW 2008
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS 2008 Photography Masters Cup
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS 2009 Photography Masters Cup
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRINT AWARDS 2009
ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER SHOW 2009
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR AWARDS 2010 Photography Masters Cup
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRINT AWARDS 2010
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRINT AWARDS 2011
ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PRINT AWARDS 2013