With his first paycheck as an accountant, Paul Phillips purchased his first 35mm camera. His business career took him from being a partner in the International Accounting of KMPG, to heading a consulting practice specializing in strategic planning and economic modeling for large non-profit organizations, and publishing a book on decision making. In 2002, he moved his passion for photography to a professional level.
In 2007, Paul traveled with the US Women’s Soccer team to the FIFA World Cup in China and published Portrait of Passion, a book for teenage girls with the inspirational stories of these great role models. Portrait of Passion was a finalist for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2009 Billie Award for the outstanding portrayal of women in sport.
In 2010, one of Phillip’s images was selected as a Canon Professional Network Editor’s Choice. In addition, the industry group Triathlon Business International voted his images for 2010 and again in 2015 as the Best Published Triathlon Photo.
Phillips shot both the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
Phillips’ 2016 assignments include both domestic and International events, including shooting in the Canary Islands, Germany, Poland, Australia and the Bahamas.