Paul Berriff is an award-winning filmmaker and fine art photographer. Paul started taking photographs when he was 12 years old of street life in his home city of Leeds in Yorkshire, UK. He then became a press photographer on the Yorkshire Evening Post before moving to BBC television at the age of 21 as a film cameraman. Alongside his fine art photography, Paul launched an independent production company filming documentaries for the worlds television networks.
Paul photographed most of the rock bands and solo singers in the 60s and his collection of black and white photos are now valuable collector's items. His photographs have been sold to legendary rock stars and museums as well as individual collectors worldwide. Paul's speciality is black and white imagery. He still uses the film cameras he used back in his early days as well as the latest digital cameras. Paul Berriff's photographs have been exhibited in Carnegie Hall New York, San Francisco Art Exchange, Harvey Nichols Dubai, Salts Mill Bradford, Menier Gallery London, Rock Museum Memphis and the Museum of Music Prague.
As a filmmaker, Paul has been awarded two BAFTA's for best factual programmes and numerous international awards. Paul was Werner Herzog's producer and director of cinematography on the film Lessons of Darkness.