Paul Reid is a professional photographer from Carlisle in the north of England. For many years he specialized in wedding photography using only small cameras with prime lenses to capture fleeting moments that tell the story of the day’s events. This made it an easy transition when he became serious about street photography.
Because of his preference for monochrome, Paul jumped in with both feet by purchasing a Leica Q2 Monochrom shortly after it was released. He quickly became attached to the device and over the years mastered its intricacies making stunning portraits and street images.
Of course he shoots color too, but like many of us, monochrome is in his DNA. That’s why I call him “Mister Monochrome.”
When he’s not doing paid photography work Paul also serves a mentor to other photographers guiding them to discover their personal vision and perfect their monochrome style.
He encourages everyone to create personal ongoing and short-term projects to keep the creative juices flowing. And he practices what he preaches. Paul’s favorite personal project is his Time Traveler series which features a faceless man in a fedora cast in various scenes…in monochrome of course.
Recently Paul has become a YouTube sensation using his infectious enthusiasm to share his joy of visual storytelling and deep dives into his personal projects. It’s obvious that his work comes from the heart.