Paul Wallington‘s photography captures a strangely alluring aesthetic in the mundane. A pile of boxes, footprints in the snow, a man talking on his cellphone: these are simple objects and scenes of everyday life which Paul manages to convey in a candid manner resulting in images both stark and fascinating. Constantly looking for new ways in which to portray the world around him, he never hesitates at taking photos of things that seem out of place or catch the eye.
Paul only began taking photos a year ago, when he first discovered film – he took his first roll at AfrikaBurn in 2014 and has been shooting ever since. His interest in photography stemmed from his love of the process and look of film. As he says, “There’s something so much more satisfying in film than with digital, as each image feels more significant and precious”. Shooting with his Contax G2 and TLA 200 flash, Paul is working towards a distinctive style and an interesting take on photography.
Hence we see in his work, everyday objects shot from curious angles and strikingly lit either by strong natural light or flash. The image selection here features a couple of images from a trip to Switzerland and events from Paul’s life like road trips and being on set. He is currently shooting a short film, but constantly takes pictures, just to keep the eye busy. Hopefully we’ll be the first to see his next set of intriguing distractions.