Paul Allen is interested in photographs as forms of academic knowledge and self expression. The work collected here represents some of the self initiated projects produced over 25 years of image making.

He was a lecturer of photographic theory and practice at the Arts University Bournemouth, and the Director of Contextual Studies for the School of Visual Communication at Birmingham City University.

He studied documentary photography (doc phot) at Newport and visual sociology at Goldsmiths College.

In his spare time he drums, badly, playing mostly rock and improv.

He currently lives in Berlin.