Paul Barton DOP.JPG

 A brief outline of me, my work and my love affair with Light...

Since leaving the London College of Printing, where I studied for a Degree in photography, I have worked non-stop in the world of stills, film and television as a photographer and Director of Photography. It is a huge privilege to do this job, which I love.    
Over the years, my work has enabled me to travel extensively, to experience many diverse locations and to observe the inner workings of cultural and natural systems but above all, to meet and work with some pretty wonderful people. My years of experience in the industry have taught me how to produce quality material on the tightest of schedules. I understand the need to work within both budget and timescale without ever compromising the finished integrity of the film.        
I have experience working with all formats, from 35mm film to the solid state formats of the Arri Alexa, Red Epic and the likes of 5D. I can provide a full kit, including lights and transport for shoots as required. I absolutely love this work and the people I get to collaborate with, perhaps more than anything because it enables me to work so closely with light, both natural and ʻdesignedʼ, to capture the most beautiful images.

Light, in all its manifestations, is at the very heart and structure of life and the universe we live in. Understanding how to work with it will always produce the most stunning images, no matter what the message might be.




Red Bee Media
Channel 4
Film 4

Buddy Films
Atom Pictures
Duke Ltd

Jack Morton
Turner Television
Discovery Channel
Sky Television