LifestylePersona February, 7th 2011 by

Paul Wilcockson L.M.P.A - By Christopher Stone

Paul With Daughter Natalie

February 6, 2011 by Christopher Stone  
Having been involved in the world of art and design for over 35 years I have seen most of everything if not all of it, I have had numerous solo shows, taken part in countless collective exhibitions, and attended many other artists shows across the globe, each and every one of these had some kind of catalogue, most had promotional posters, and all had some kind of photographers in attendance.

It was not until the 3rd of February at the “Casa de la Cultura” in Fuengirola that I discovered the value of having a great and professional photographer.

I had been introduced to Paul Wilcockson and his wife Stephanie the same evening, they had come along to the inauguration of “Assured growth value, invest in art” a collective exhibition of which I was taking part, Paul brought along his camera and during the show quietly mingled and worked his magic, I am camera shy, ugly, and extremely nervous at these events, the results of which leap out of the finished photo and attack you. I asked Paul “What’s wrong with me”, whenever someone points a camera in my direction I tend to smile like I have swallowed a bicycle pedal, ”my kids at home laugh and tell me that the photos do not look like me” (which is a cold comfort, good news, and kindness mix ).

Praying Mantis By Paul Wilcockson L.M.P.A

Paul hid a grin as if to say “I’ve heard that before” I suggested that he should have a look at what he had of me so far, he did, this time he could not hide his grin, and after taking a second look he laughed out loud, and because I followed his laughter he could no longer hide behind his professionalism and roared, through his tears he gently led me through what he knew I was doing wrong, I followed Pauls advice like a lamb to the slaughter, the results dont make me pretty, no one could manage that, but they do make me look human instead of resembling a ferret looking through a bog brush.
Paul’s images of my work are the best I have seen, they are straight out of the camera, no photoshop, no retouches, and taken in the light that was present, I love them, and I am forever grateful for his kind advice.

Sculpture by Chris Stone-Photo Paul Wilcockson

Born in Barcelona and educated in England, Paul is  tri-lingual, English, Spanish and French. After forming one of the busiest wedding and portrait studios in Jersey, he returned to Costa del Sol in 1994, where his work continues to be in great demand throughout Europe.

Wedding photographer, portrait photographer, events photographer, architectural photographer – dedicated to all aspects of photography.

Wimbledon School of Art, London

Camberwell School of Art, London

Exhibition of Fine Art, London

BA Furniture and 3-Dimensional Design, Kingston University, London

Member of the British Institute of Bankers, London

Official Photographer to Variety Club, Tent 52

Official Photographer  to Jersey Battle of Flowers Association

Official Photographer  to Jersey Police Association

Official Photographer  to Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association

Certificate of Professional Recognition, Photo Training Overseas, Marbella

Retained photographer for:-

Sotogrande Internatinal School, St. Anthony’s College, Benalmádena

International College and numerous children’s nurseries

Licentiate Certificate from the Master Photographers Association
Praying mantis, Paul Wilcockson
Paul Wilcockson L.M.P.A www.weddingsandportraits.eu

Christopher Stone

 

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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  • This piece was written by me as a thank you to Paul and Stephanie for the kindness they extended to myself at the inauguration of
    "Assured growth value" art exhibition of which I consider myself fortunate to be part of.
    It was not meant as propaganda, it came from my heart.
    Dario published it! and I am happy he did so if it means that others who do not know of Pauls expertise as a photograher come to do so.
    An artist, a gentleman, and a true professional.
    Once again, Thank you Paul and Stephanie for the images and advice, Chris.

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