Paul’s photography began as an offshoot of his interest in drawing and painting. During his military service, he volunteered to take aerial photographs. After leaving the military, he worked as a portrait photographer. His first introduction to digital image editing was modifying photographs of overhead signs while working on a large highway construction project in Pennsylvania, where he also served as an aerial photographer and photo archivist. Once he was introduced to Photoshop, the jig was up.
An avid outdoor adventurer, he has pursued rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering - traveling to a variety of amazing destinations that have provided spectacular photographic opportunities.
Today, he makes use of a wide range of equipment and techniques and uses social media to share his work with a broader audience. In addition, he produces high-quality framed prints for display in galleries and exhibitions. His goal is to share the beauty of nature and art through engaging images, realistic and imagined, in the hope of showing viewer’s a new way of seeing things.
His photographs have been displayed in art galleries, regional and international exhibitions, in private collections of art patrons, and online at his website, www.paulbracey.com, Instagram, and other photography forums.