“Boatgirl – Vietnam”
“Boy and Rats – India”
Dan Wood is based in South Wales and works from his Bridgend studio/darkroom. Long before the digital revolution Dan has been committed to B&W film photography and for him the use of traditional photographic techniques is what gives a true reflection of what the medium represents: ‘It is only through the endeavour of printing photographs traditionally, in the darkroom, that the purist process of the artisan can be realised.’
The reason we chose Dan was because he conjured up exactly what we see photography as, and manages to create timeless frames in an ever evolving world. He executes this through the use of a ‘purist’ headspace and traditional techniques, most notably in his presentation and fine prints.
Once again Congratulations Dan Wood, another reason why Film’s not Dead.
Make sure to check the interview below!
1. When did you become interested in photography?
I was interested in photography from a young age, but the obsession really took over when I was 20 and I bought my first SLR. That was 16 years ago.
2. Where’s your favourite place to take photos?
As Diane Arbus said, “my favourite thing is to go where I’ve never been” and thats what I like the most, I always feel excited about the prospect of going somewhere new.
3. What do you think of the current state of photography?
The current state of photography saddens me slightly, it just seems that everyone is a photographer these days and I have found that this has made what I do a whole lot harder. But on the other hand I feel quite special to still be using film, it sets us apart from the rest, and thats what I’ve always been about.
Too see more of Dan Wood’s photography, visit his website linked below.