My name is Paul Terry. Welcome to my website.
I live in Normanby, a small village at the foot of the Cleveland Hills, near Middlesbrough, in the North East of England. The hills are famous for the discovery of Iron Ore by John Vaughan, which was the start of industrial Teesside.
I am lucky enough to live in an area with so many photo opportunities – ten minutes drive to the east and you have the dramatic Coast line while ten minutes in the opposite direction are the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, and an hours drive and you are in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
I have been married to Norma for 35 years and have two grown up children.
I have been interested in photography for 40 years and spent 34 years working in the media where I had a very exciting career. I now work for St. Andrew’s Parish, the local Catholic Church, where part of my brief includes photography and writing short news type stories for the parish website.
I am a member of Saltburn Photographic Society where I very quickly realised how many bad habits I had picked up over the years. However, in 2012 I won the Studio Tristan Award for People Photography with ‘Waiting for departure’ and in March 2014 won the Frank Sanderson Award with ‘Tyne reflections’, this image was also Highly Commended in the individual Projected Images category of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Photographic Alliance Competition in January 2015.
I am a member of the Royal Photographic Society and in September 2018 I was awarded a Licentiate distinction by the society for a portfolio of ten images submitted to them for consideration. You can view the ten images here. Alternatively you can click on the LRPS Panel menu button above.
60 @ 60 is a personal project that I have been working on since January 2018 with aim of creating 60 new images in my 60th year and is still being compiled and worked on; the completed project will uploaded as soon as it is completed. Watch this space!!
I hope you enjoy looking at my work…please remember that it is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.
ABOUT MY SITE
There are several ways to navigate around the site.
1. When you visit the site the first page you will see contains 16 random images from the various categories; simply hover over any of the photos and it will reveal a link to a larger image; click your browsers back button to view another of the 16 pictures or use the next/previous links at the bottom of the page to view other images in the same category that that image belongs to e.g. Landscapes.
2. If you want to view, for example, my black and white photos only, then clicking on the ‘Black and White’ button in the navigation menu at the top of the page will reveal all my work linked to ‘Black and white’. Simply hover over any thumbnail image and click on the link to reveal a larger image of the photo. To see another image from the same category use the next/previous links at the bottom of the page.
3. You may use the ‘tags’ below each of the images to show any image linked to a ‘tag’, for example, clicking on a ‘clouds’ tag will show every photo containing clouds. Simply hover over any thumbnail image and click on the link to reveal a larger image of the photo. Hit the back button on your browser to go back to the tagged images, or click on ‘Paul Terry Photography’ link at the top take you back to the home page and reveal 16 random images or click on the menu bar at the top of the page.
4. You can use the search facility at the top right or bottom right of the page to look for a key word e.g. clouds.