Paul Kay - Photographer and writer

Photographer. at Horizon Photography



Current location


Work category

Media and Design



Profile Activity

Paul Kay's Professional Experience

2012 - Present

Horizon Photography - Photographer.

Corporate, architectural, event, product, portrait, outdoor and landscape photography services. I also write for websites and magazines on topics from game fishing and climbing in Ireland and the UK to sailing and diving worldwide. I'm an official photographer for Kildare Village retail outlet in Kildare and NUI Maynooth.
I'm based in Naas, Co. Kildare where I live with my wife Alison, and our son, Charlie who is an actor in Love/Hate (Nidge's son).

Key Skills
Architectural photographer photography retail Sailing
2011 - 2013

Demco Interiors - Market Research Consultant and Library Design Consultant

Gathering important information to identify and analyze the market need, market size and competition. My work included social and opinion research, about clients and organizations using statistical and analytical methods. Examples of prospective clients would be government bodies such as The Department of The Environment and the Department of Education.

Key Skills
2009 - 2010

Laydex Ltd - Specification Manager

My roles included liasing with clients either on site or by prearranged CPDs, lead generation, project tracking and supporting/advising the field sales personnel. I worked with architects, QS and contractors.

Key Skills
architects Field Sales
2003 - 2006

Carroll Joinery - Sales Office Manager

Leading and Managing a sales team of up to 8 staff including 4 internal sales and 4 field sales representatives
Purchasing timber products and hardware from Europe
Managing business within existing customer base and generating new leads
Building strong business partnerships with clients
Implementing and maintaining a high level of customer service

Key Skills
Customer Service Customer Service Field Sales Purchasing Sales Representatives
1997 - 2003

Catlanza - Guide

I worked for Catlanza, a sailing company in Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and the occasional trip through Europe. I started in the galley and moved up on deck a year later and became head guide. I did a bit of diving work here too, in marinas and open ocean. Great job (if you're single and looking for adventure)

Key Skills

Paul Kay's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - City and Guilds, Vehicle Body Repair and Mechanics

Blackburn Tecnhnical College


Bachelor/Degree - , English, Geography, History, Environmental Studies, Physics

Witton Park High School

Paul Kay's Additional Information


I'm a keen sailor, photographer, travel writer, diver and rock climber. I left the UK when I was 26 and lived in Barcelona and the Canary Islands for about 14 years. My passion is fly fishing for Salmon and Trout in Scotland, England and Ireland where I live with my wife Alison and our son Charlie.


Spanish Merchant Navy, Dublin Trout Anglers, Dublin Gliding Club, Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team


Scottish Canals Photograph Competition Winner 2010