Paul Presnail Photography

I started out over thirty years ago with a small borrowed Olympus rangefinder in hand, a light meter around my neck, and a pocketful of Kodak Tri-X black and white film.

I soon found that photography was the perfect medium to express my feelings, as well as my particular point of view. I began looking for things that “only” I could see. A new perspective. A detail overlooked. Something that caught my eye as I flew by at 70-mph on my way to somewhere else. 

Indeed, I believe that half of being a good photographer is knowing when to stop and go back on the possibility that you missed something important that won’t be there tomorrow.  

My little rangefinder is long gone, replaced by an alphabet soup of Nikon, Pentax, Fuji, and Canon cameras that became ever more complex. My vision also evolved but my objective remains simple – seeking out a world in plain sight, yet so often unseen.

For those interested in equipment, I shoot primarily with a Canon 5D Mark III for landscapes, weddings, and fine art work, a Fuji X-Pro 1 for street work, and my derringer Panasonic Lumix DMC LX-7 which is always in my car just in case.   

I hope you enjoy what I’ve found and that perhaps it inspires you to take a closer look at the world around you.