Paul Frost Interview

Stoke City Victoria Ground

We briefly caught up with Paul before his current exhibition ends and managed to talk to him about photography and his exhibition – Brick by Brick.

116: How did you first become involved with photography?

Paul: Most of what i know is self taught and i became interested when i built my own darkroom. I found it to be a hobby and escape route. I was given an old rangefinder camera and then moved on to 35mm.

116: Is this the longest project you’ve undertaken in photograph so far?

Paul: Yes, it is my longest and first full-blown exhibition.

Stoke City FC

116: So, we probably don’t need to ask, but i’m guessing you are a Stoke City fan, was this a personal project?

Paul: I took the photographs as a labour of love, i had so many memories i wanted to document. My son sat on the wall at the boothen end, and i wanted to capture those memories. It’s been 17 years since the Victoria ground was demolished and i thought it was a good time to show it.

116: How did you capture the photographs?

Paul: All the photographs were taken on 35mm film and i’ve now scanned and transfered them to digital files.

Paul Frost photographer

116: There’s a mixture of black & white and colour in your exhibition, and i’ve also noticed some spot colour, why did you decide to include this process?

Paul: I thought the spot colour fitted with the theme, it was transfering from the old to the new and i hope it portrayed that with the colour.

116: What feedback or opinions are you hoping for from this exhibition?

Paul: It will be interesting to see the remarks, i have a book that visitors can leave their comments in.

Boothen End Stoke City

116: Do you have any future plans for future projects?

Paul: It was suggested that a book might be made. I would also like to show the Britannia ground and continue the transition.


Published by Centre Space Arts

Centre Space Arts, we are an independent artist lead organization based in Stoke on Trent. We work with a variety of artists from the Midlands and beyond to create exhibitions and workshops around Staffordshire; helping those who are vulnerable communities to express themselves and learn to create and simply have fun.

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