Paul Rose was born in 1953 and grew up in Manchester, England. He knew he was destined for a career in Geology from an early age and started collecting fossils and minerals at age 9. After gaining an honours degree in Geology from Sheffield University (1974) he went on to gain a doctorate in Vertebrate Palaeontology from Newcastle University in 1980. Paul has worked in a number of countries around the world including South Africa, Venezuela and Mexico.
In 1998, after many years taking photographs around the world Paul changed careers and became a full time professional photographer. He retired in 2007 in order to concentrate on his personal photographic work.