Paddy Summerfield (b. 1947) trained at Guildford School of Art in the Photography and the Film departments. So, he is a fine art photographer. He has lived and worked in Oxford, UK, all his life. He produces photographic essays and documents street life. Photographs he took in 1967 were published in the magazine, Album. As well as this, he had spreads in Creative Camera. After this, he started to receive encouraging recognition.
Since then, Summerfield has become renowned for his “evocative series of black and white images, shot on 35mm film, which co-opt the traditional genre of documentary photography to realise a more personal and inward-looking vision.” He has said his photographs are exclusively about abandonment and loss.