Hardback, 27 x 18 cm
136 pages, color and black and white photographs
Available upon request
Since 1975, Tom Wood has obsessively photographed everything that lives around him: the streets of Birkenhead, where he lives, on the outskirts of Liverpool, the passengers on the bus he takes daily, first while at work, then compulsively for years, as if to satisfy his thirst for looking at the world through photography.
No exercise in style or artifice, just a few anecdotes: portraits, crowds, bodies, captured in a strong and consensual relationship between the photographer and the model. What can these characters in transit think about? Sometimes serene or reflective, they are immersed in an individual reality that resists photography. Even the documentary character of a working class that is nevertheless mistreated appears only in the second reading of the images:
“I’m not trying to document or prove anything. I’m interested in how life works and how photography works. I’m a researcher with a camera, looking for what I know and what I don’t know…”
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