Submission from Bristol, Photographer
Naomi Wood is a photographer based in the United Kingdom. She divides her time between Bristol, Bath and London. She lives on a canal boat with her husband and the company of plants. Her work experiments with the concept of hiding the face of her subject from the viewer, and the theme of concealment in general.
Your idea of happiness?
Sit in the sun with a cup of chai tea or a pint of cider.
Your idea of misery?
A cold rainy day with no tea.
If not yourself, who would you be?
Frida Kahlo, Sade, my mum, my grannys and a whole bunch of other amazing women.
What is your present state of mind?
It's early in the morning, it's very quiet outside the boat and I've just eaten banana pancakes, so pretty chilled. Enjoying the peace.
Bedside table books?
I just finished reading A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif last night. That was really good. Before that I was reading Shantaram, which was amazing. I'm always re-reading Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes, I'm on my 4th re-read now and I think I'm finally getting to grips with it.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night?
Do you collect anything?
Photographs of bits of light. I started on Instagram but now it's a much more personal thing and I don't always feel the need to share them.
What is the strangest thing you believed in as a child?
That my pet sheep could talk to me....
What are your plans for this weekend?
Hopefully the sun will be out and I can sit in a beer garden with some friends.
“You Got the Love” by Candi Stanton—it was our first dance at our wedding last summer.
Right or left-handed?
What is the best dish you can cook?
A butternut squash, fish and coconut curry.
What is your middle name?
I don't have one.
What do you do in your free time?
Go rock climbing, take more photographs and catch up with friends and family.