Paul’s highly personal and experiential work focuses on marginalised communities, 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.

His film ‘Mirrors’, a seven year effort supported by BFI Doc Society, premiered in the International Short Competition at this year’s Sheffield DocFest.

Based in Coventry, U.K.



Documentary | 16mm | 4:3 | 29 min

What began as a document of trades, traditions, cultures and home environments in contemporary England evolved and expanded to become an all-consuming project. Mirrors 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, Mirrors is both lucid diary and poetic map - a meditation on the resilience of the human spirit in the most challenging era of our lifetime.

Director & Cinematographer - Paul Daly
Producer - Jacqui Davies
Executive Producer - Lisa Marie Russo
Editor & Additional Sound Design - Adam Biskupski
Composer, Sound Designer & Mixer - Stefan Smith
Vocal Composition & Performance - Zeina Nasr
Type Design - Jack Kimberley
Colourist - Gareth Bishop

Additional Cinematography - Nathan Starr
Assistant Editor - Inigo Manby
Picture Post Production - Dirty Looks
Film Development & Telecine - Cinelab London
Additional Film Development - Digital Orchard
Film Stock - Kodak

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