HEAR Paul Speak
A life of adventure and contemplative study of light make Light Finds owner Paul Hassell a delightful cure for the common speaker at your next engagement.
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What others have said:
Luminous energy! - BG
Paul captivated me immediately with his personal presence, warmth, and authenticity. - KW
Paul never ceases to amaze. - AC
I walked away inspired, wanting to remember more, and to start waking up before sunrise. - BB
Thank you for your warm, connecting, inspiring message. - JM
I had the pleasure of hearing Paul Hassell speak recently and share his philosophy about life, his faith, and his phenomenal photography. Paul captivated me immediately with his personal presence, warmth and authenticity as he talked about his love of nature, East Tennessee, and all the creatures in it. Paul spoke of his early years dedicating himself to becoming great at what he loves - photography - then in later years coupled this with his love of adventure, and the results are magnificent. Paul's photos transported our audience literally to the ends of the earth, with its peaks, valleys and oceans all captured in one-of-a-kind glorious images.
As a fellow animal lover, I was especially drawn in by all the up close and personal photos of wild animals Paul has taken throughout his travels. Through his lens, Paul's photographs chronicle the vast and diverse beauty of our world made better only by his delightful narration that makes for an extremely enjoyable presentation.
- Kim Wood
It's not often you get to hear the story behind a photograph, even less often to hear the story behind a man. Paul shared both in such an engaging way that informed and reminded me of my own story. I walked away inspired, wanting to remember more, and to start waking up before sunrise.
- Ben Bannister
The “luminous energy” of light and the sensation produced by light or lack of it have been a lifelong “something” that has intrigued me. But I have never had someone put my own passion for light into words that helped to explain why staring at the clouds or looking at the shadows made by a tree on a windy spring day speak to my soul as Paul Hassell did when I heard him give a presentation recently. I have a new appreciation for this beautiful world and the phrase “carpe diem.” Thank you Paul.
- Betty Girardeau
Paul never ceases to amaze. I've known him for almost six years now, and every time I hear him speak, I experience a renewed sense of passion for my work and vocation. Paul's gift isn't simply describing in clear terms what he does or how a camera works. His true pursuit, and the one to which he calls everyone who has the privilege of hearing him speak, is that of authenticity. "Don't become me," he seems to say. "Become you." That is a message that never gets old.
- Austin Church
Thank you for your warm, connecting, inspiring message. I was so excited to meet you and hear you speak. I heard lots of people talking on the way out about how wonderful you were and what a perfect message you delivered.
- Jennifer Monroe