Paul Stafford is a travel journalist, guidebook author, photographer and musician with the band Phwoar. He is based in Birmingham, UK, and has reported from five continents. His clients include, among many others, BBC Travel, National Geographic Traveller Food, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, The Independent. 
Musically, he releases songs with Helena Poz as the rock duo Phwoar. You can find their music anywhere you usually listen to music (Spotify, Youtube, Apple Music etc.).
High-res versions of all images found on this site are available on request. If you'd like to work with Paul, would like to discuss buying image usage rights, have a story lead, or have any questions, please get in contact using the form below.
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Feedback from people Paul has interviewed in the past:
"I have to say, this article is awesome, I can’t tell when last, I’ve actually enjoyed an interview, then read the piece and felt, wow, you totally heard me and got me, I truly appreciate that, and thank you." - Angie LeMar: British comedian and writer.
"Great article Paul.  I love your writing.  This really encapsulated what I am doing.  Captured the tone perfectly." - Tom Green: Comedian and show host.

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Oh hi, you're here and that means you probably want to contact me. Go on, don't be shy. "But Paul," you ask, "what about all my personal data?" Fair question. Here's Paul's GDPR compliancy policy:
Personal data - if you contact me, you've probably sent me your email address and real name/pseudonym. Those two classics really aid the process of communication, particularly if your initial contact was to open up a dialogue, rather than to hurl angry comments at me (be a good person!). But I'm not really a spam/mailing list kinda guy, so expect replies to emails, but sendeth me no spam and I will spammeth thee not, for the love of all that is holy on earth. I don't even collect and keep personal data, other than what stays in my Gmail.
Face data - You'll notice that my site is quite picture-dense. I like pictures, they're so easy on the eye. Having said that, sometimes you might be clicking through and see your face appear. That will be because a) you agreed to a photo shoot for a public-facing publication, and/or b) you asked me, a jobbing photographer, to have your photo taken. Either way, there's a legal grey area about legitimate use of these photos. Rest assured, it's my responsibility to justify reasonable and legitimate use of said imagery. Although nobody has been clear with me about what that entails exactly, I promise you this: the shots are just a portfolio and are not gaining me any money. Furthermore I'll never sell your photos without your consent first. I'll most definitely not sell to any weird companies. However, should you wish to be removed, send me an email (see above) and let me know. You are well within your rights at any time to request that your likeness is removed from this site permanently. I'm an advocate for personal data rights. 
The photos themselves are stored in external hard drives in my house, so it's unlikely anybody'll be able to get access and I'm generally quite excellent at remembering to close my front door upon entering or exiting. As ever, I love to chat so if you've any concerns or questions, please do get in touch.
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