About Paul Wainwright

I have been a film-based black & white photographer since I built my first darkroom in 1962, and I have worked exclusively with a view camera and 4 x 5 black & white sheet film since 1997.

I have always been interested in historic buildings and engineering installations. From 2004 through 2008 I undertook a project to photograph New England’s colonial meetinghouses, and through that work have acquired a sensitivity toward historic structures in general, and a great interest in seeing them preserved. This project resulted in a traveling exhibition, now in the permanent collection of the Peabody Essex Museum, my book, A Space for Faith: The Colonial Meetinghouses of New England, and an entertaining and informative presentation about New England’s meetinghouses.

Therefore, I bring not only many years of photographic experience to your project, but also a sensitivity to your structure, engineering installation, or landscape, and the important place it holds in history.

One aspect of my work you should be aware of is that all of my work is done in-house, personally by me. Nothing is sent out to a lab. My darkroom procedures exceed HABS/HAER/HALS requirements for archival permanence. In this way I can guarantee the quality and longevity of the results.

A more complete biography may be found here: Biography. You may also read my complete Curriculum Vitae here: CV.