Paul Maguire


That's me on the right, looking suitably intrepid in the Narrows of Zion National Park. Later that day I didn't look quite so smug (or dry), having fallen flat on my face in the water!

I am an exploration geophysicist and a freelance photographer. It's a combination that works well, if only there were 36 hours in a day. I have pursued both careers side by side for nearly 20 years, but it was only with the advent of digital photography, and more recently with the explosion in internet selling, that the photography became something resembling a proper job.

Today I'm represented worldwide by ten leading photo agents. This has led to my photos being published in national newspapers, travel guide books, on the front cover of magazines, even incorporated into the logo of a Hollywood production company.

I shoot predominantly travel, nature and editorial images, but I also undertake more commercially-focussed lifestyle and still life photography. I love exploring different subjects and styles to create images that have the strongest commercial appeal. It's an approach that seems to work well for me.

I live in London with my wife, Rachael, who is also my full time business manager, marketing director, photographer's assistant, chief motivator, and reluctant part-time model.

Paul Maguire, all rights reserved.