Tintern, February 2019

Tintern, Chwefror 2019

© Photograph Copyright Paul Reas

© Photograph Copyright Paul Reas

Paul Reas has a long career in UK photography during which he has worked as an editorial and advertising photographer before moving into education. Respected for his gritty documentation of the UK’s working class and consumerism, Paul’s colour work is considered part of the new movement in colour during the late 1980’s and early 90’s along with others such as Anna Fox and Paul Graham. Reas was one of the first photographers to be commissioned by Ffotogallery to contribute to The Valleys Project.

Paul has recently published Fables of Faubus, a 30-year retrospective photobook on his work and the title giving a hint to his love of music.

Currently course leader on the respected Documentary Photography course founded by David Hurn in Newport (now delivered at the University of South Wales course in Cardiff), Ffoton are delighted to bring the two friends together for an exclusive conversation on Paul’s work and career.

Contact sheet selection of the final image of the ‘Glowing Man’. © Paul Reas

Contact sheet selection of a considered image from same session with the ‘Glowing Man’. © Paul Reas

See below for a small selection of Paul's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

Find out more about Paul’s new book on his website
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @paul.reas and Twitter @paulreas
Gallery images © Paul Reas and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll

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