Tony Wooderson

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Five light figures watch two dark intruders departing; Rhodes. em-10, 9mm, iso200, f/4.5, 1/1250s

Aldeburgh rooftops and an old street lamp, its lens distorting what's beyond. em-10, 42mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/250s

I waited a couple of hours for this shot, having seen the shop sign. Eventually a passer-by in green (verde); the bonus was in 'company'. Worth the wait! Pen-f, 15mm, iso 640, f/4.5, 1/250s

I didn't see this until in post process; the third foot seemingly protruding from the bag. Pen-F, 15mm, iso 200, f/4.5, 1/400s

A beggar and child, Rhodes. em10, 14mm, iso 320, f/5, 1/60s

A biker (& model) in relax-mode during a shoot. Pen-F, 45mm, iso 250, f/4.5, 1/80s

A short-lived quiet moment at Notting Hill Gate station and a woman in conversation ascending to the exit. em-10, 33mm, iso3200, f/5.4, 1/60s

Unusually for me a landscape - a pair of (locally famous) twisted trees at the rear of Snape Matings. Pen-F, 15mm, iso 200, f/13, 1/500s

A hooded shopkeeper, seemingly on guard outside his shop. Brick Lane area, London. Pen-F, 15mm, iso 320, f/5, 1/60s

A friend on a studio shoot in laughing fit. Pen-F, 45mm, iso 200, f/6.3, 1/15s

A happy accident. A somewhat mundane image of a pub yard made far more special by the pointing hand appearing as I pressed the shutter release. em-10, 40mm, iso 1600, f/4, 1/80s

Not the shot I planned but works. I was waiting for someone exiting the eating establishment; the person did but was looking in to the 'tunnel', as were two eaters looking out. Shot made.

A straight-out-of-camera street shot. Slight over-exposure coupled with slowish shutter speed give the hooded man a mask-like face. Pen-F, 20mm, iso 200, f/2.8, 1/80s

Not a set up, I promise. I came across these 2.5 pairs of shoes on a sea wall adjacent to a local beach; no-one at all about. Odd! Took the shot; simples.. i-phone 8, 28mm (equivalent), iso 20, f/1.8, 1/1050s

Red and white; not much more to be said on this one taken in London. D7000, 50mm, iso 800, f/5.6, 1/500s

Taken in a London hair salon; young woman silhouetted descending the stairs against the bight white wall. Pen-F, 39mm, iso 80, f/5.6, 1/500s

Street shot of the graffiti Sumo man which turned into a good juxtaposition shot with the arrival in frame of the woman whose hair matches; additionally she and the other person looking different ways while Sumo man watches his domain. Pen-F, 15mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/125s

Buildings and adjoining bridges with foliage near the South Bank, London. D7000, 50mm, iso 400, f/7.1, 1/800s

A graffiti artist with his unfinished work, pauses for a brief time and happy to pose; near Brick Lane, London. Pen-F, 15mm, iso 200, f/4.5, 1/125s

A young woman sat in the empty, but normally busily, Street of the Knights, Rhodes. She was obviously lost in thought (looking back, wondering?). em-10, 33mm, iso 200, f/6.3, 1/100s

Tony Wooderson

I am Yorkshire-born, now living in Suffolk.

I was largely a  self-taught point-and-shooter til I got a DSLR 2011 and then took a little tuition (being very confused by it all).

I found my ‘go-to’ genre was ‘street’ photography, however you interpret ‘street’. It wasn’t  a conscious decision; I wanted instant, spontaneity, the ‘moment’; depicting the beautiful and not-so-beautiful of everyday life.

I soon found though that my kit spent more time in my bag than I was comfortable with  – it’s hard to be a discreet street shooter with a chunky DSLR and lens. I traded in the whole kit and turned mirrorless in 2015 – half the bulk, half the weight.

I still shoot street (people/things/buildings) and quirky, but also some portrait, architecture and ‘casual’ wedding. Many of my images end up converted to black & white/monochrome.

I am currently working with ArtUK on a Lottery-funded nationwide project taking images of all public open air sculptures. My ‘patch’ for the project is Suffolk, 1500 sq miles.

My day-job is working with persons in recovery from addiction(s) and I am developing a workshop for ‘Mindful Photography’ for these folk to assist recovery whilst temporarily housed (being otherwise homeless).

I have recently produced a short e-book on Juxtaposition Photography – for beginners or those wishing to just explore the concept. It’s written conversationally which can be easily dealt with in one go, and also used as a quick reference. I run a Facebook group linked to this topic.

One of my images was selected for the Shutterhub Open exhibition, London 2018

Current Kit: Olympus Pen-F and OMD-em10 and a handful of lenses. Go to lenses are Olympus 9-18mm, 45mm and Panasonic 20mm.

NB – my profile image  is ©irynaphotography

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