Photography Monthly magazine interview

March 5, 2013

(c) Photography Monthly Magazine / Paul J Coghlin

Over here in the UK, the March 2013 edition of Photography Monthly magazine has a five-page interview feature on “Petalum“, illustrated with many images from the from the thirty-print botanical series.  In addition to the flowers, the article also includes a number of my personal favourite images from recent years.

Available, as they say, from all good UK bookshops and newsagents.


“Petalum” exhibition, 1 February – 4 March 2013

February 5, 2013

PTL009 Pink Rose, Study III  (c) Paul J Coghlin

My new botanical series – “Petalum” – is currently on show until 4th March 2013 at the new “Fine & Contemporary” Gallery in Clare, Suffolk, UK.

The thirty monochrome prints feature a wide range of flowers and plants: from the beautifully sculpted Aqua Rose, to the crêpe paper petals of a field poppy, to the more exotic-looking Black Parrot tulip.

The series’ style hints at a more classical period in photography, but with a contemporary feel: capturing the fine detail inherent in each flower, but also the subtleties of light, shade, texture and tone.

The exhibition details:

1 February – 4 March 2013

Fine & Contemporary Gallery, Well Lane, Clare, Suffolk, UK  CO10 8NH

Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10.00am-5.00pm;  Sunday 1.00pm – 5.00pm  (Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Please click here to visit the Petalum series website.

New Image – “Memorial, Study V”

September 14, 2011

Following-on from the earlier images in my Berlin series, I’ve been working on a new print of the moving Holocaust Memorial in Berlin – “Study V“.

The link to the image on my website, with the rest of the series, is:


August 21, 2011

The results for the 2011 International Photography Awards, New York, have been released and I’m very proud to announce that my work has received a number of awards – Second Place in the Nature: Flowers Pro category for “Pink Tulip, Study IV” and Third Place in Architecture: Historic Pro for “Holocaust Memorial, Study I”.

Additionally, I also received three Honourable Mention awards in the Architecture: Historic Pro, Fine Art: Landscape Pro and Nature: Wildlife Pro categories.

I would like to thank the IPA organisation and judges for selecting my work in this year’s competition.

Here is the official Press Release:

2011 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition

PAUL COGHLIN was Awarded:

2nd Place in Nature: Flowers Pro category for the winning entry “Pink Tulip IV” and

3rd Place in Architecture: Historic Pro category for the winning entry “Holocaust Memorial, Study I

About Winner:
Growing-up near southern England’s New Forest and coast, Paul developed an interest in creative photography from a young age, regularly travelling out with a camera to capture the natural surroundings. Now based in Suffolk, over the years Paul has continued to expand his creative style, across a wide range of subjects, with his images appearing in magazines and exhibitions.

About IPA:
The International Photography Awards is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The awards event will be held at the Lincoln Center in New York on October 24, 2011, before returning to Los Angeles in 2012 in celebration of the 10-year anniversary. Over 8,000 submissions from 90 countries were received for the 2011 International Photography Awards with over 70 jurors, the largest to date. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, discover new and emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography. IPA is dedicated to recognizing contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.


IPA Contact

Jade Tran
Competition Director
International Photography Awards

Visiting the RA Summer Exhibition 2011, London

June 11, 2011

Last week we caught a fast train and headed into a hot and steamy London to see the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2011, which the Pink Tulip Study IV print has been selected for, and it was great to see the huge range of artworks.  And also huge as in size; some paintings and photographic prints literally towered over us, filling the space from the floor to the ceiling.  Imagine the size of the printer needed for such large photo prints, or the space a painter would have to find to work on giant canvases like these…

The exhibition is currently on and continues until 15th August.  For those of us in the UK, BBC2 is broadcasting The Culture Show this coming Thursday (16th June), which is covering the event  in a one-hour special.  Hope you get the chance to visit the show; the photographic prints are displayed in the first exhibition room you come to.  Enjoy!

Summer Exhibition 2011 website


May 28, 2011

I’ve been working on new floral studies, continuing the theme of tulips, which are now available to view on the website at

New work – Berlin Wall triptych and Aldeburgh fishing boats

April 13, 2011

It’s been a little while, but I’ve now completed a number of new images, all of which have been added to the website.  While in Berlin last year, I’d taken a series of shots of The Wall for a triptych, focussing on three sections of the Berlin Wall which have different visual meanings, but come together as the set of three.  Each image has also been added to the website, so they can be viewed as individual pictures.

Last Sunday, Karina and I were out and about again, this time to Aldeburgh, on the UK’s East Anglian coast.  The popular tourist location is just over an hour away from home, so pretty local.  After the unusually warm weather we’d had the previous week, we were now treated to cool, windy, mid-April conditions coming straight off the North Sea.  After a while, I spotted a couple of beached fishing boats some distance away up on the shingle bank, one of which turning out to be a good subject for a few new images, also on the website.  I’ve also added a very short video taken while I set-up the image.  And as usual, I’ve ended-up with grubby knees!  Sometimes you’ve got to get your hands (and trousers) dirty to get that shot!