Acclaimed street photographer Tom Wood is set to hold his first exhibition in Brighton to celebrate the return of colour hand-printing at Spectrum Photographic.
Tom will showcase hand-printed images from the bestselling photo books Looking for Love (1989), Photie Man (2005) and Men/Women (2013) at Spectrum as part of Brighton Photo Fringe.
Originally trained as a painter, Irish-born Tom has become best known for capturing the nuances and spirit of the working-class people of Liverpool.
Having moved to Merseyside in the late 1970s, he began documenting the people he met and saw, from girls in a nightclub to the Sunday traders.
The intimate images which he produced reflect the close relationship he had with the community – it was children in the area who originally dubbed him ‘Photie Man’.
Work for the upcoming show has been printed by Spectrum’s co-owner and master printer Paul Lowe, who has worked with Tom for more than 15 years.
The show will be guest curated by Karen McQuaid of The Photographers’ Gallery.
Karen has curated exhibitions including the award-winning Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009), as well as editing publications by Fiona Tan, Claire Aho and Andy Warhol and curating for the Moscow House of Photography.
Brighton Photo Fringe runs from October 1-31.
Tom’s work will be available to view at Spectrum’s new home in Frederick House, Frederick Place, Brighton, on Saturdays from 10am-4pm and Sundays from noon-4pm throughout the month.
Signed copies of his books will also be available to purchase.
Copy by Sheena Campbell