RRB Photobooks is delighted to present 101 Pictures by Tom Wood. The book is a concise and considered look back at Wood's work selected by Martin Parr, edited and sequenced by Padraig Timoney.
101 Pictures is the first english language retrospective of Wood’s work, casting light on his 25 year long testament to the people of Merseyside. It includes previously unseen photographs, alongside major works such as the infamous nightclub series, Looking for Love, (1989) and from his seminal Photie Man (2005) publication.
"Many of the images that I have selected here are portraits; these are strong, albeit subtle and understated. Tom photographed whole families, groups of workers, couples and individuals, always conveying a sense of dignity and respect.” - Martin Parr
“Wood achieves an intimacy with his subject that’s at once rude and tender… loose, instinctive, and dead-on.” - Vince Alletti, The New Yorker.
“Wood is both an obsessive and a maverick and, though often described reductively as a street photographer, his work does not sit easily in any tradition.” - Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian.
“Among the most thoughtful photographers working today, in any style.” - Richard B Woodward, The Wall Street Journal.
“Photieman displays the heart and soul required to do justice to a city (Liverpool)….Wood’s pictures both celebrate and undermine Scouser archetypes. Catching the pulse of the city at play, they breathe a powerful life and unerring humanity into stock urban clichés.” - Irvine Welsh, Sunday Telegraph Magazine.
A special slipcase edition of 100 copies is also available. This will contain the book together with an analogue C-type print, (10x8 inches) of the image ‘Chelsea Intro’.* This will be hand-printed on Fuji Gloss Maxima by Paul Lowe at Spectrum Photographic. Paul has worked closely with Tom over two decades, and is an expert in making fine hand-prints in the traditional darkroom setting. The print will be signed and numbered.
Padraig Timoney is a New York based artist and long standing collaborator with Tom Wood on many of his books. Padraig has contributed two paintings to the project, which will be printed onto cloth to form the book and slipcase covers.