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paul blieden


Pro Member, Redondo Beach, California
[fc-user:1764179]

About me

Paul Blieden is a painter and a photographer who lives in Redondo Beach, California.

He has been doing both since he was in high school, wow - that's over fifty years.
His photography hangs in company offices and homes across the United States.
He works in both medium format and 35mm. Using his new Canon 5D Mark III digital and a Bronica ETRS,
he travels throughout the United States and overseas taking photos mostly for his own enjoyment.
But he has found that many individuals like his work enough to actually pay him money for his work.
What a dream to do what he enjoys and to get paid to do it.
Mostly self taught, he has learned through a lot of trial and error to see what pleases his artist's eye;
and when someone tells him one of his photos looks like a painting, he knows he has done something right.

http//:www.modelsociety.com/photographer/pblieden

Paul also does fashion and headshot photography…you can see his work at www.southbayheadshots.com

Memberships:

Photography and Digital Artists (PADA)
Friends of Redondo Beach Arts (FRBA)

Training:

Studied with several world famous photographers, notably with George Lepp, Don Gale, and Arthur Morris.
Studied art at UCLA and OTIS College of Art and Design

Comments 81

  • Pilaber 12/04/2018 20:45

    Many thanks for the commet, i like your pictures.
    Patrice
  • observer123 31/01/2018 15:27

    Really appreciate your works in special the b&w ones, believe you understand very well the use of light to enhance the mise en scene stories.
    Sorry I do not accept your friendschip request but I'm a social media illiterate and do not participate in any activities except to post images in FC. So I avoid and reduce such requests, hope I count with your understanding.
  • Jack Humphrey 13/06/2017 7:12

    You are welcome Paul, your work is superb!
  • JMPics 10/06/2017 23:22

    thanks!
    best regards Jörg
  • Adele Oliver 10/06/2017 20:30

    hello Paul, thank you for your visit, comments and adding my photo to your favourites -
    I appreciate it very much !!!
    best regards,
    Adele
  • onno 27/05/2017 17:16

    hi paul! great that you like the shot. thanks for your interest! to answer your question about which lens i used: i took the photo with an olympus e3 plus 50 mm macro
    all the best, onno
  • Silvia Schattner 16/05/2017 23:31

    Thank you Paul!!!
  • onno 25/02/2017 13:06

    Hi Paul! Thank you very much for your friend request! I am most happy to confirm. Your style and your themes are excellent and am glad to be able to exchange thoughts with you. I am also very happy to be able to communicate with you, even though I can't speak English. As luck would have it, my wife grew up and went to School in the Bay Area and teaches English at the local Adult Education Center here in Germany. (I am Roland's official translator :-), Linda)
    My method of showing appreciation for good photography does not include lots of wordy compliments. The fact that I set a complimentary point (Lob) for a photo includes all my respect and appreciation for extraordinary work. I am not a friend of empty phrases and comments. I hope you understand? I look forward to future communication!
  • Natalia 5 24/01/2017 4:48

    Good time Paul! Thank you for your attention and feedback to my photo! I wish good mood! With respect and appreciation,Natalia.
  • Beppe Tonelli 23/01/2017 20:25

    Mille grazie Paul...un saluto,Beppe.
  • Jim McKinniss 12/09/2016 23:53

    Hi Paul, Thanks for looking at and making your nice comment about my photo of Rochelle.
  • Natalia 5 02/08/2015 14:39

    Good time, Paul! Thanks for the feedback on my photos! Glad You liked joy! And You joy! Natalia.
  • fabrizio bertini 31/07/2015 20:15

    grazie 1000 del commento
    ciao fabrizio
    diletta
    diletta
    fabrizio bertini
  • cathy Blatt 29/06/2015 15:57

    Many thanks Paul , at school we had poetry by South African Poet Campbell on the horses of the Camargue, so good to know they are still there, best regards,cathy
  • Inez Correia Marques 03/05/2015 19:16

    Thank you for your visit dear Paul
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Skills

  • Photographer (advanced stage)

equipment

Canon 5D Mark iii
Canon 100-400mm lens
Canon 24-70 mm lens