Paul Warchol was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1954. He studied art with a major in photography at The Cooper Union School of Art and has been photographing architecture since 1978. Paul\'s work was exhibited in 1995 at Avery Hall at Columbia University in New York, and, in the spring of 1996, it was the focus of a one man exhibition entitled A Recent View of Architecture at the National Building Museum in Washington DC.
In 1998 he worked together with Mayer Rus, then editor at Interior Design Magazine on LOFT, a definitive volume on the phenomenon of transforming industrial living space in New York, published by The Monacelli Press.
The Italian magazine, DOMUS, invited Paul to produce the cover for their June, 1999 issue on American culture.
Oscar Riera-Ojeda and Rockport Press began the Architecture in Detail Series in 2002. Using Paul's photos, this series zeroes in on the conceptual building blocks of architecture. 4 books entitled Materials and Elements 2003 and Colors and Spaces 2005 have thus far been produced.
2006 marks the tenth year of regular publication with the Italian editor and publisher of Edizione L'Archivolto. This decade of collaboration with Milan-based architect and journalist, Matteo Vercelloni, has produced a series of books on architecture and design featuring photos exclusively by Paul Warchol. This year brings the 12th book in this series: Lofts and Apartments in New York 2.
Paul Warchol received an AIA Honor Award for Excellence in the field of Architectural Photography in 1996. His work continues to be published in the leading architectural magazines of the world.
He currently operates his own studio and archive in NYC and lives with his wife and two children in Bucks County Pennsylvania.