Men / Women

Tom Wood


Edition : First / Gottingen / Steidl / 2013 / Softcover. / Near Fine
4to, 2 volumes, 344pp. Cloth in Slipcase. Numerous Colour and Black & White plates.

I think Tom Wood is the best ever, and that’s all you’re going to get out of me, so here’s some stuff from the publisher. ” Before moving to North Wales in 2003, Tom Wood had been photographing the people of his Liverpool neighbourhood for almost three decades. In these two volumes, Wood displays carefully edited photographs taken from his archives filled with artistic chronicles of the lives of men and women. Even though the pictures are not presented in a chronological order, Men and Women ends up being a book saturated with history, showing Liverpool in transition from its industrial past. Never seen without his camera, and constantly moving between different formats and photographic styles, colour and black and white, the Photie Man (as Wood became known locally and as his last book with Steidl was titled) readily mixes images of strangers with portraits of family and friends. ” Doesn’t sound earth shattering does it? But it’s Tom Wood, so it is.