The Who, When, Where, What & Why bit

about me, The Photographer!



Sometimes the light's all shining on me

Other times I can barely see

Lately it occurs to me

What a long strange trip it's been

- The Grateful Dead





If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.

- Henry David Thoreau







"Tragedy and comedy are but two aspects of what is real, and whether we see the tragic or the humorous is a matter of perspective."

- Arnold Beisser










"I hate quotations. Tell me what you know."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson




Me, Myself & I





Paul J. Hopkins



Sixty something or other



Nakuru, Kenya



·        English Martyr’s Primary School, Manchester, UK

·        Alexandra Park Primary School, Salisbury, Rhodesia

·        English Martyr's Primary School, Manchester, UK (again!)

·        St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch, Scotland, UK

·        St Mark's RC High School, Didsbury, Manchester, UK

·        St Andrew's Secondary School, Limbe, Malaŵi




Photographer; Artist; Keen Gardener; Flight Sim Addict; Boomerang Enthusiast. Born Kenya. Raised in England, Rhodesia, Scotland & Malaŵi. Educated everywhere.



Making pictures and other things using stained glass, gemstones and other media; reading; walking/rambling; boomerangs; total music addict (of all sorts).



I attended Art College a few years ago and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed 3D modelling and pottery, I wouldn’t claim to be much of an artist when it comes to drawing or painting.  That is, if the subject to be painted ‘exists’, I have a problem reproducing it, but if the subject is ‘non-existent’ or abstract then no problem arises. However with photography, I get the chance to show others how I see the world with my own different perspective wherever possible. I may not be a biologist, or an entomologist but I do believe I know a beautiful subject when I see one, therefore I have to take a picture of it to show someone else!

















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