With a changing British landscape at the forefront of Paul’s highly personal and experiential work, he focuses on marginalised communities, cultural trades and traditions, the working class, and the effects of austerity through the use of analogue formats in still and moving image.

In 2018 he was one of 100 winners of The British Journal of Photography’s ‘Portrait of Britain’ prize and was exhibited nationwide.

Having recently finished a HOME Manchester commissioned film, Paul is currently working towards finishing his personal project ‘Mirror With A Memory’ as well as seeking new commissions and collaborations.

Based in Coventry, U.K.



Artist Moving Image | 16mm | 4:3

What began as a modest document of trades, traditions, cultures and home environments in contemporary England evolved and expanded to become an all-consuming project. Mirror With A Memory is a witness to unprecedented events as they unfolded on this singular isle over seven extraordinary years.

From volatile public demonstrations to intimate domestic scenes the film reveals the experience and emotions of living in England, explored through the lives of total strangers as well as family and friends. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Mirror With A Memory is both lucid diary and poetic map - a meditation on the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging era of our lifetime.

The project will culminate in an exhibition and limited photobook.

Director & Cinematographer - Paul Daly
Producer - Jacqui Davies
Editor - Adam Biskupski
Type and Book Design - Jack Kimberley

Funded by BFI Doc Society, The Chalk Cliff Trust, Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust, The Eaton Fund, and Video Jam