Who is the person behind PR4Photos?

Paul Richards photographer PR4Photos

Paul was born and raised in Truro and always had a keen interest in art and photography as he grew up. Paul moved to Bristol where he studied photography.  After graduating, he returned to Cornwall, where he worked at a photographic studio in Truro, and it was here that he leant the skills to become a professional photographer. After ten years working as a press photographer, and with valuable business knowledge also gained in that time, Paul launched PR4photos in 2009, specialising in capturing the moment and telling stories through images for Cornish businesses. With his roots in press photography, Paul has a real talent for hitting the brief first time, every time to create compelling visual souvenirs of important events and promotions. 

Paul has won international awards for his photography, and has experience in a wide and diverse range of photography disciplines. From press, editorial, PR and commercial work through to portraiture, food, architecture, events, and automotive photography.

Through Paul’s PR work he has photographed a variety of high profile people – royalty, rock stars, and actors, regularly pop in his busy schedule

Commercial clients who have entrusted their significant moments to Paul are as diverse as the photography and include nationals like Tesco, Renault, and Eastern Airlines, charities such as St Petroc’s, Cornwall Heritage Trust, and the Cornwall Air Ambulance, along with Cornish success stories: Coodes Solicitors, St Austell Brewery, and more recently, British Lithium.

PR4Photos Clients Include

Client Testimonials – what my clients have to say about my work

“Paul is a great photographer and has photographed some of the most important events in the history of the Cornwall Air Ambulance. HIs photography work can be found in our annual reports, on our website, in nearly all of our marketing materials, and regularly find their way into local and national news publications. If we have a corporate event, need quality stills or action shots, or if we are working with celebrities, have Royalty visiting or we are doing a shoot out in amongst iconic Cornish landmarks, we know the images we get back will be exactly right.”
Paula Martin (Chief Executive at The Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust)

“We have used Paul for our company photography many times whether at drinks gatherings, social events or corporate portrait photography and we would recommend him as he puts you totally at ease and makes it a relaxed, friendly experience”
Clare Vaughan (Director and owner at Kelsall Steele Ltd, Business Advisors and Chartered Accountants)

“I have worked with Paul over many years, both in the newspaper industry and latterly in a commercial photography setting, providing my husband with a beautiful series of images of his pub – internally and externally – and of the food on offer. On every occasion Paul has shown the highest level of professionalism and you know when you book him for a job that quality is guaranteed.”
Emma Ferguson (Multimedia Journalist)

“We use Paul regularly for photos for The Diocese of Truro. He is professional, adaptable, reliable and always provides us with fantastic images. We highly recommend him.”
Kelly Rowe (Head of Communications at The Diocese of Truro)

“Paul  continues to be a solid support for St Austell Brewery. His ability to work to short briefs and to tight schedules means that we can rely on him to produce excellent work in all conditions and in a wide variety of scenarios. From product and people shots to PR shoots, we know that Paul has the ability to deliver exactly what we need and in a fast-moving, diverse business such as ours, knowing that someone has you covered in such an important aspect of our work is very comforting indeed!”
Chris Knight (PR Manager at St Austell Brewery)

“I’ve used Paul on many occasions for food photography, and all his work has been of the highest quality. He listens and understands briefs well and is only happy when the client is happy”
James Beresford (Graphic Designer at James by the Sea)

“Paul has taken professional photographs for us on a number of occasions and we’ve always been really pleased with his work. The photos have always been delivered quickly and of a great quality. He’s always very polite, punctual and can be relied upon to produce some really good shots”
Cheryl Houghton (Communications Advisor at Coastline Housing Ltd)

“Paul has completed various photography projects for Age Concern Cornwall. He is highly motivated, extremely professional and excellent at what he does. He works well will with all of the staff and encourages those that tend to be camera shy to embrace. We will no doubt be using Paul for future projects, I indeed look forward to seeing him again soon. Thank you Paul.”
Donna Darby (Products and Services Manager at Age Concern Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly)

“Work with Paul regularly for Camelot (National Lottery) and am very impressed with his attention to detail and willingness to go that extra mile. Very good with people and the pics are just what is needed.”
Peter Bibby (Head of PR at Effective Communications)

“Paul is extremely professional and experienced in his field. I highly recommend his services and look forward to working with him again”
Alexandra Davies (Head of Marketing & PR at Cornwall Care)

“Paul has worked for and with Fal River Cornwall for many years both as freelance for newspapers and under contract directly. His work is first rate and creative with equal measure and he is reliable which combined with his reasonable pricing makes his product ideal”
Tim Light (Managing Director of Fal River Cornwall)

“Paul is regularly commissioned by us for a range of PR, commercial and marketing photography assignments, and always delivers high quality photos in very quick time. Paul is extremely reliable, dependable and consistent, and his friendly, professional manner is regularly praised by clients.”
Mary O’Leary (PR account manager at DCA-PR)

“Paul is one of a small handful of photographers we use at MPAD. I trust him completely to make sure the client is comfortable having their photo taken, he is punctual, efficient and turns around his work quickly with great results. He is an absolutely pleasure to work with.”
Mark Picken (Director at MPAD)

“I have commissioned Paul a number of times to take press and pr photographs on behalf of a client. I have been impressed with his consistently excellent photographs (sometimes taken under tricky circumstances), submitted to deadline, and his willingness to be flexible. On occasions he has been greeted with some less than easy subjects but his professional, friendly manner has ensured he has delivered on the brief”
Suzanne Ostler (PR Manager at Media Matters)

“Paul is a great photographer and a pleasure to work with. He has always provided great pictures for any job I have put his way. He has a great way with people and is able to come up with interesting shots, even with limited time and props. I would have no hesitation in recommend Paul to anyone looking for top notch photography.”
Shelley Fletcher (Firegrass Communications)