Paul Calver is a freelance photographer based in London. Working globally in sports, lifestyle and reportage. Represented by Making Pictures.
Whether working in a studio or out on location, Paul Calver captures authentic moments and creates crisp, distinctive images that linger long in the memory. Born in Suffolk, Paul’s first love was skating, but in 2002 he dislocated his knee on a trip to Germany, picked up a camera instead and hasn’t looked back.
He is well-known for his beautifully shot sports photography, whether it’s runners snaking through snowy mountains or surfers riding waves off the west coast of India. Personal projects like Bodies – in which he explored the perfect athlete’s form – push the parameters of his work and these experiments feed back into commissions for sportswear giants like Nike, adidas and Asics. But there is much more to Paul’s portfolio than sports imagery and he is adept at shooting atmospheric reportage projects too. His sun-kissed Big Sur series captured the West Coast in all its glory while his work for the 81 Dean Street development won Best Design Series at the AOP Awards 2014.