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Jon Paley - This Boy Faces North

Now based just outside Clunes in Victoria, I’m originally from the North of England.
I started taking photographs seriously as a kid after my Dad lent me his manual Pentax and a 50mm prime so I could go to the camera club at my school.

The areas I chose to spent a lot of time as a teenager were pretty industrial and there wasn't much of what you might call classic beauty but there was, and still is, an amazing quality of light that can create stunning contrast, drama and beauty in the most unexpected places.

Although I did badly at school academically I couldn't get enough of photography and my creative subjects and I went on to study graphic design with a specialisation in documentary photography at degree level.

I think and work like an editorial photographer, telling stories with images using as little equipment as possible so I can travel light and move quickly.

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