He’s criss-crossed the world several times, met extraordinary people, seen amazing places, lived 2, maybe 3 lives.
He took that iconic shot of the Afghan girl.
He was in the Iraqi desert to record the moment two men tried to stop the earth catching fire.
And that white faced Omo boy, cast adrift by his Ethiopian tribe.
He’s shown us people and places we wouldn't ordinarily have seen.
So when he did a talk a couple of years ago in London he unsurprisingly had the audience spellbound.
At the end was a Q&A.
There were the expected questions relating to the story behind the shot.
Then it got technical.
‘Which camera do you use? Presumably the Canon EOS 1D X Mark 2? Or the Nikon D5 or maybe the Leica M10?
(None of these brilliant pieces of equipment cost less than £4,000.)
There was a hushed moment. All the tech fans waited with baited breath.
‘An old Nikon. Nothing special.’
But surely you use the absolute top spec equipment to take those extraordinary photos??
‘It’s not about the camera, they all do the job brilliantly. It’s about finding a way to be in the right place at the right time.’
Paul Evans, Quintessential25