Paul started his working life at the age of seventeen, as a trainee graphic designer and photographer with the Macawlay Land Use Research Institute shortly before their relocation to Aberdeen. He remained with the MLURI until only around a month before they moved officially to Aberdeen at which time he found a similar post with Ethicon Limited.
Photography had always been of huge interest to him from an early age, he studied several day release courses even during his secondary education at Peebles High school.
David Bewsey FBIPP, a great friend and mentor to Paul impressed upon him the importance of professional codes of practice during his time at Ethicon and it was at this early stage, that he joined the British Institute of Professional Photography. of which Paul is proud to be a member.
Towards the end of Paul’s training with Ethicon Limited, he saw a good opportunity to go to Stevenson College to study Photography on a full-time basis. There he gained a very good traditional training and great technical grounding, which he describes as “the cornerstone of his work”.
In 1992 Paul found that he wanted to discover a more creative way of constructing imagery and chose to further his education by studying Contemporary Art Practice at Northumbria University.
In 1996 Paul won first prize in an exhibition in Paris, and in 1997 he founded P. J. Krogh Photography. His studio was opened in February of 2004 and he also established the concepts for a new division of the company known as Ikonic.