Oliver Wood Photography

About

Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood ~ film crew pro member

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.

Clients


  • Cheshire Life local interest publishing
  • Global Film Makers marketing & advertising
  • House Creative advertising agency
  • Invasion Angels Dancers
  • ITV Granada broadcasting & publishing
  • John Swift Bespoke Homes housing development
  • Licklist entertainment news & publishing
  • Macclesfield Express news & publishing
  • News International news & publishing
  • NME news & publishing
  • North Star advertising agency
  • Paramount Pictures film production
  • PH Homes housing development
  • Silkonia voluntary community
  • Stage Invaders Dancers
  • The Gate Design Group advertising agency
  • The Refinery advertising agency
  • Typocom local interest publishing