Paula Birch

Owner, Strip of a Lifetime (Renew Newcastle)

Paula Birch studied Architecture in Newcastle, Norway and Papua New Guinea and has been freelancing as an Architect, Photographer and Artist for the past 10 years. Currently she divides her time as a casual academic at the University of Newcastle's School of Architecture and as the Creative Director of Strip of a Lifetime.

The project Strip of a Lifetime started in 1992 as a photographic documentary of herself in vintage photobooths. In order to continue the artwork over the years, she sourced her first 1960s analog photobooth from Canada, and through demand for its use, in 2011 Paula turned her passion into a business.

Paula’s skills and passions were realised through the opportunity to occupy a Renew Newcastle space in 2012. The Strip of a Lifetime Service Station offers the hire of vintage photobooths, vintage styling and an analog art gallery.