About Paul Quayle

I was born in Liverpool, and attended the same schools as John Lennon. After graduating from University of Reading in 1985 with a degree in Human Geography I wanted to actually experience first-hand the world I had studied. I had always had a love for travelling and a passion for photography and I combined these with a sense of adventure when I packed my backpack and flew to Bombay without knowing anyone there and without a guidebook. After having my senses assaulted and enjoying it, I spent 18 months in Australia before arriving in Japan. Initially I intended to stay in Japan for a few months but I made Hiroshima my home and photo base for ten years.I travelled throughout Asia working as a photojournalist and wrote and published "Hiroshima Calling" a photo book with 191 photos documening the city and its people, with a special focus on Peace Park.

My work has been featured in many newspapers and magazines, including: Japan Airlines in-flight magazine, Korean Airlines in-flight magazine,National Geographic Traveler, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, Asiaweek, Evening Standard, Financial Times, Marie Claire, Geographical, Mail on Sunday, The Sunday Times, Rough Guides, The Guardian, Tatler and The Ecologist.

I returned to the UK in 1998 and I am now based in a village in Somerset from where I mainly concentrate on European travel-writing and photo features. I am usually available for all kinds of photographic work including overseas assignments, or within the Somerset, Dorset, Wiltsire region. Should you have a particular photographic need, would like to license a digital file or purchase a print of an image from this website please get in touch.