Photie Man: Men Women by Tom Wood

There is no irony or sarcasm in Tom Wood’s record of daily lives around Liverpool. It’s real life at the football ground and markets, on the bus and the ferry, in pubs and nightclubs, workplaces, schools and hospitals.

About the book and Tom Wood:
Throughout his career, Tom Wood has experimented with a variety of cameras, film types and printing papers. This has been at the heart of his practice, allowing for different interpretations of his subject matter and revealing new detail and depth in the finished photographs.

Partly due to cost, from time to time he has used old cine film and out of date film stock for his pictures. This lends a grainy quality to the film, most evident in the bus journeys work. However, his use of medium formats lends fine detail to the negative, allowing much more visual information to be revealed through the printing process.

Wood has also tirelessly experimented with printing papers to create the exact colour balances and textures he requires. For him, analogue rather than digital printing, and making his own prints in the darkroom, are important. He sees photographing, printing, selection and editing as inseparable parts of the process of photography. > MORE

Men Women by Tom Wood
Publisher:Steidl Verlag
Publ. year:2013
Illustrations:in colour
Width x height:205 x 265 (mm)
Binding:2 vol, hardcover, in slipcase
Weight:1700 g

Photographers’ Gallery, London
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, 2012-13


One comment

  1. Bizarre! I like most of them.

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