Finchley Thompson | About

About Me


Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” ~ Jonathan Swift


I am commercial photographer, based between Harrow and Watford on the North West border of London, UK — but I'll take any opportunity to travel!

Finchley is a nickname which stuck and has become my photography brand. Maybe one day I'll tell you the story !

My background is a mix of technology, art and design. From school to university to working in the manufacturing industry and software development.

A couple of years ago I made the switch to follow my lifelong love for photography which has allowed me to combine my technical and artistic skills with my passion.


My work focuses on capturing great images that help my clients promote their products, services spaces and people to their customers, whether it's a portrait, some lifestyle imagery, a business headshot, great food, an interior, the environment or just the perfect light.

I have a solid foundation in photographic techniques and skills but I'm always learning in order to produce the best possible imagery. I shoot both digital and medium format film. Film is expensive and slow and requires thoughtful pre-visualisation and rigorous method. Both are disciplines which I bring to my digital photography.

I'm equally comfortable with natural and artificial light technologies, and use both according to the needs of the project.

Read what my clients have to say about working with me.

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Have an upcoming project? I'd love to collaborate with you!

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Paul Thompson in Watford, Hertfordshire, UK on Houzz Member of Society of Wedding & Portrait Photographers