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Paul Essenfeld is a photographer who only later in life began to treat photography as art. Since 1964 he has employed photography for advertising and journalism and published a regional magazine for five years. Now he calls himself “an opportunity picture taker.” 

“I very rarely set up a picture, although I do sometimes. Usually I just see something that want to capture and share.” 

Paul’s photos are displayed on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/pessenfeld1114/ and Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/59714107@N00/. 

In his very first competition exhibit at Hygienic Art in New London, Connecticut November 2018 he won First Prize in an annual event called “The F Stops Here” and the photo was purchased on opening night. 

His photos have been exhibited and sold at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT. 

Paul works with color as well as black and white and considers himself a “street photographer” although not every image was shot in the street. His images have been reproduced in magazines and newspapers over the years.