The Photie Man
THE PHOTIE MAN
Forging a lyrical, complex, and infinitely rich depiction of his adoptive city of Liverpool, Tom Wood was amongst the first photographers to turn their lens on modern Britain, elevating the beauty and complexity of the everyday to form a record of the region’s past that still resonates across culture and society today.
Filled with fleeting, everyday moments as familiar as they are compelling, each image holds an intangible mix of meaning and understanding many would be hard pressed to put into words. But maybe that’s the point. “I’m not trying to document anything,” Wood says over the phone from his home in North Wales, “I’m not trying to explain how something is, I just explore what’s around me. I don’t think about it, it’s what I do.”