Paula Rae Gibson

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Paula Rae Gibson is an English photographer and singer-songwriter. She is the widow of film director Brian Gibson.



Rae Gibson's photographic work is represented by three books of photographs, Diary of a Love Addict (2006) and (Fear I Know Not) I'll Always Walk Away (2007), published by German publisher Kehrer.2016 "Rae" was released by Eyemazing Editions. [1] The first, Diary of a Love Addict, was nominated for the Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2007. She has exhibited with solo shows in Los Angeles, Laurie Frank's Media Rare gallery, Paul Kopeikin Galllery . Stephanie Hoppen London, Fotographie Frankfurt Forum, Germany, Someone's Garden Tokyo, PH21 gallery.


Her debut album, No More Tiptoes was released on the 33 Jazz Records in 2007.[1] No More Tiptoes was written in response to the death of Rae Gibson's husband and features voice by Rae Gibson and keyboard by pianist Tom Pilling.[2] A track from the album, We Blow It Every Time, was selected as one of the top ten tracks of the year by Time Out.[3] Her second album, Maybe Too Nude, recorded in collaboration with Will Gregory of Goldfrapp and drummer Martyn Barker. was released on the Babel Label in 2008. The tracks with Will Gregory were written for a film she wrote with her husband which was in pre production at the time of his death. A third album, combined with a book Babel Label 2009: You Gather My Darkness Like Snow Watch It Melt came in 2011 with pianist Ivo Neame and Jim Hart.The Pleasure Of Ruin, was released the following year by Babel, as vinyl and cd, with Mike Flynn, Sophie Alloway and Tom Pilling.


She was the scriptwriter, actor and composer for a film, What Are You Doing Forever?,[4] selected for the International Festival of Cinema and Technology and screened as part of the Portobello Film Festival.

Hanging onto a Thread to Believe in Rare Things is a novella published by Indigo Dreams in 2012.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Best Music Video, "The Poet Without Tragedy", London Independent Film Festival, 2009
  • Best eleven self-portrait series, "You and Your Selfies", Lensculture, 2014
  • Honorary award, Moscow Foto Awards, "Destination Love", 2014
 Honorary award, Julia Margaret Cameron prize for Children, Portrait and Fine Art category 2015
  • Melbourne Photo Award finalist, "Late Husband", 2016


  • No More Tiptoes (33 Jazz, 2007)
  • Maybe Too Nude (Babel, 2008)
  • You Gather My Darkness Like Snow Watch It Melt (Babel, 2009)
  • The Pleasure of Ruin (Babel, 2013)


  • What Are You Doing Forever? (Wiggy Woo, 2006)


  1. ^ a b Graham, Stephen (April 2008). "After the rain". Jazzwise. Jazzwise Publications Ltd. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ Quinn, Peter. "Paula Rae Gibson: No More Tiptoes". Sky Arts. BSkyB Ltd. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Top ten tracks of 2007". 19 December. Time Out Group Ltd. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ "What are you doing forever?". The British Film Catalogue. The British Council. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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