Paul Ives


I bring a versatile and enthusiastic approach to all my commissioned work and am equally at home shooting in the studio, on location, or even underwater. Working mainly for advertising, commercial and editorial commissions.

More recently, as with many still photographers, I now shoot moving image. Last year I produced and helped shoot a broadcast quality full documentary.

My clients include:

Argos, Arthur Edward Associates, Audi, Barclays, Boots, Crown, Frank Thomas, Frosts, Hatters Fine Furnishings, Heidelburg, McDonnall Douglas, Mercedes Benz, MHW PR, Morgan Lovell, Pickfords, Pixology, Quest Logistics, Royal Mail, Sainsbury’s, Scheufelen Papierfabrik, Selectaglaze, Simon Oliver, Solaspot, Tesco, Tiptree, The Blue Planet, The Hanson Group, Video Arts, Vindis Group, VW, Zapp Umbrellas

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Client Testimonials

“ Having come across Paul through my designer five years ago (is that how long it is, Paul?), I was delighted with his first set of photos he took for me and have been delighted every year since. As a not for profit College of Chinese Medicine, our budget is never big, but I have always felt that the photos we get from Paul are worth their weight in golf and more. They form the bedrock of the College's marketing collateral and continue to look fresh and new at the same time as holding our brand firm.

Working with Paul is a genuine pleasure. He is a talented artist, a brilliant technician and great fun to be around. Our annual photo shoot is always a long day, but one that I look forward to for months before it arrives because Paul can make real, what I can only see in my head. He can work within any setting and makes even the smallest of rooms look spacious and light. We work with our students as models and although they have not usually modelled before, Paul always puts them at ease. He talks to them all the way through the shoot, which results in natural-looking, animated shots which are easy to use and flexible for design purposes. ”
“ As a B2B and corporate PR specialist, I have worked with Paul for more years now than I care to remember. Not only is he a thoroughly professional photographer, he’s also a really good bloke, who’ll always go the extra mile and deliver on time.

His work is of the highest calibre: his pictures are always fresh, eye-catching and bring a story to life with impact, resonance and verve. Thoroughly recommendable. ”
“ In almost 20 years there's not much Paul hasn't photographed for Murphy Varley Advertising & Design. Every assignment I've given him and Art Directed has always been on brief and executed to a very high standard. I am always amazed at Paul's versatility and his ability to bring additional creativity to each shot whether simple or complex - studio or location. In addition, his people skills can always be relied on to bring out the very best in professional models and members of the public or clients alike. His professionalism provides the confidence for me to send him to any one of our clients unaccompanied should the need arise knowing he will represent us professionally and return with the result we and our clients are looking for without the need for Art Direction. Finally, I would conclude that Paul has a passion for what he does, he enjoys working with his clients and is never happy unless they are! ”
Bonny Williams
Bonny Williams
Director - LCTA
Andy Bruce
Andy Bruce
Account Director, MHW PR Ltd
& Independent Consultant
Guy Varley
Guy Varley
Creative Director
& Advertising Consultant