Photography by Neil Woodman

About

If I understand it the Japanese term wabi-sabi describes something that is enhanced imperfectly by time;  I would like to think what I photograph fits in with this aesthetic. I am interested in forms in nature mainly and man-made things with an odd sense of place outside the ordinary.

To talk a little about gear I use a Hasselblad 500C/M with an 80mm planar and 150mm sonnar and a Leica M2 with a 50mm Summicron only, although have used other combinations in the past obviously this is what I find works for me. I shoot Ilford Delta and Kodak Portra.

I admire the work of photographers Rinko Kawauchi, Ragnar Axelsson, Michael Kenna, Syoin Kajii, Takashi Amano, Stephen Shore, Anton Corbijn and Joel Meyerowitz.

Thanks for reading and looking, Neil.

 

If I understand it the Japanese term wabi-sabi describes something that is enhanced imperfectly by time;  I try to photograph subjects with this aesthetic. I am interested in forms in nature, animals, symmetry, implied order and man-made things with an odd sense of place outside the ordinary.

To talk a little about gear I use a Mamiya 6 and a Leica M2; although I have used other combinations in the past this is what I find works for me. I shoot Ilford Delta and Kodak Portra for the most part.

Fan of - Rinko Kawauchi, Ragnar Axelsson, Michael Kenna, Syoin Kajii, Takashi Amano, Stephen Shore, Anton Corbijn, Daidō Moriyama, Ernst Haeckel and Albertus Seba.

Thanks for reading and looking, Neil.