Paul Clavel LBIPP LMPA, Master Photographer

From picking up his first camera aged 5, Guernsey born Paul Clavel has had a passion for photography.
Throughout his years at school, he was called upon to photograph many events and had his photographs published in the school magazine, kicking off his desire and passion to make photography his life long career.

Paul started his career as a Professional Photographer at Fotobar in Guernsey, before going on to complete an HND in Photography, Film and Television at Bournemouth College.

He then worked in London's Bond Street for more than two years, which often took him working around the world, doing fine art photography for major selling houses, such as Sotheby's and Christie's, as well as for various Bond Street Jewellers.
In his spare time, Paul also worked on a freelance basis for Elite Model Agency, Cosmopolitan and Elle magazines.

Paul then moved to Jersey and worked for one of Europe's top photographers, followed by work in Ipswich in Commercial and Industrial photography.

Later, Paul worked as a freelance photographer in Cyprus with the RAF for two years before moving to Sheffield and setting up 1st Choice Photography.

During his time in Sheffield, Paul has had two Royal Visits amongst his career highlights, along with winning several awards including the AGFA Award, Salon of Japan and two Fuji Awards.

Paul has a vast array of experience in all areas of photography, but Commercial Photography is where his real passion lies and hence, Clavel Commercial was estabished to focus on this.

Paul has carried out major jobs around the country for some of the larger companies including McCue International, Ronseal, Novotel, Timothy Taylor Brewery, BBraun, Outokumpu, Mercedes Commercial Vehicles, Vauxhall, Spear & Jackson, ASDA, Sash UK, Vega, Swan Morton, Morrison's, Thompson's, The Mansion Group and Henry Boot amongst many others.

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