Oliver Wood Photography

Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood ~ film crew pro member

I like :-

Magic realism

Musical visualisation

Nature based spirituality

Beguiling obsessions


The Things I Do

I am interested a wide range of subjects and do all the usual commercial photographer things: weddings, bands, postcard images for local lifestyle magazines and events.

But I am also known (locally at least) for my creative and prolific documentary or diarist work, I have covered my locality in the minutest detail for many years. I was a very early adopter of the internet, possibly the first local photographer with a personal website and nearly all of my modest reputation has come about through this kind of activity. I have never yet had a gallery show or similar! Generally, I have an interest in whimsy and the curious or beguiling aspects of the more rural and remote parts of the British Isles, I like weather, nature, verdant places and petricore moods after summer rain. The local landscapes of east Cheshire and the Derbyshire boarders are particularly inspiring to me. I think it is a uniquely atmospheric environment full of a sense of magic and a hint of the mysterious. It is moody, sometimes sullen, and even a little melancholic but I seem to thrive on this kind of 'ambience', as if it were the visual accompaniment to the kinds of jazz sounds and modalities that I like. My work also tends to incorporate an intense curiosity for the details of all things, often quite curious things that we tend not to notice. I like to create bold images that have a quality of solidity with highly delineated composition and a certain density of form, sometimes I experiment with texture treatments or flat paint-like renderings and a large proportion of my images are shot on antiquated equipment.

If you would like to see a more comprehensive collection of my work then please visit my Wordpress blog (link below) or my social media accounts, links also below. Thanks for reading.

Oliver Wood Photography on flickr

Oliver Wood - View my photos on Flickr