Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Publishers, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112960
First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the title page by Wood. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated stiff wrappers. Photographs by Tom Wood. Edited by Manfred Heiting. Illustrations by Pádraig Timoney. Includes list of plates and brief biography. Designed by Pádraig Timoney in collaboration with Tom Wood. 224 pp., with 106 four-color plates and 68 tritone plates, beautifully printed by Steidl on thick matte paper. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Published in conjunction with the 2005 exhibition held at Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse, the Musée d'Elysée, Lausanne, FOAM, Amsterdam, and Det Nationale Fotomuseum, Copenhagen.
From the publisher: "For 25 years Tom Wood lived in New Brighton, just across the river Mersey from Liverpool. He became known locally as 'photie man' because everyday he was out on the streets with his camera. Most of the pictures collected together in this book were taken within 5 minutes walk from Wood's home. The work focuses on the inhabitants of the town and its regular visitors, from Liverpool day-trippers to clubbers who attended the Chelsea Reach nightspot. Wood's images are a dazzling selection of cocky youths, friends, lovers, fathers, mothers and babies that provide insight into the area, it's inhabitants and the rites of passage inherent in growing up. Artist and curator Padraig Timoney has collaborated with Wood in the selection and sequencing of photographs to make a significant book-work."