Paul MacroA photograph is a unique moment, never to reoccur – captured forever.

The sights, sounds, and smells of the Norfolk coast are woven into my soul; my happy childhood is a bright tapestry of memories.

I’m a Norfolk man, born and brought up in Norwich. Seaside holidays at Burnham Overy Staithe with my parents and younger sister, Kelly, played an important part in my childhood. Several times a year, at all times of the year, my family spent holidays and weekends in our caravan, where the beauty of Norfolk’s unspoiled beaches and wide skies provided the backdrop to our other world, where there was peace and contentment and sibling harmony.

People have commented that there’s a distinctive style to my Norfolk landscape photography, and I believe that my work is rapidly becoming one of the most recognisable representations of the county.

My passion for Norfolk’s dark winter skies and rough seas, fiery sunsets and tough, wind-slapped greenery was born from an early exposure to these beauties – before I knew they were beautiful.

I’m proud to sponsor Norfolk-based charities. My popular Norfolk landscape charity calendars (which have reached every continent in the world!) have raised funds for many local charities, including Cromer RNLI, Nelson’s Journey, and Red Balloon. But my charitable work hasn’t all been a still pool of serenity – there were a few ripples when an anxious Mr Macro photographed naked ladies for Break!My life has been shaped by the landscape and the people of Norfolk. This is my way of giving a little bit back.

Do I have any dreams or ambitions? Well, I’d love to see the Northern Lights ‘close up’, I’d like to visit Borneo’s orang-utan sanctuary, and most of all, I dream of owning a caravan at Burnham Overy Staithe, where we – my partner, Sarah, and our children, Bethany and Molly, can recreate the happy holidays of my childhood.


Paul Macro