Geordie Wood's photography is a beautiful love-letter to the world around us

Date
12 July 2016
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1 minute read

Brooklyn-based photographer Geordie Wood’s style is considered, sharp and evocative across both personal projects and client work for the likes of Converse, Deustche Bank, Herman Miller, Red Bull, Samsung, Sprite, Urban Outfitters and Wieden + Kennedy.

His two most recent projects exemplify his curiosity with the world and his ability to capture it so skilfully you almost feel like you were there too. For one, the photographer was sent to Seoul in Korea and used his downtime to snap street portraits around Gwangjang Market. These images were then placed alongside other observations of ephemera and landscapes to create a nuanced portrait of a place and its people.

Another new series Meetka Otto, Georgia/George, is an ongoing project which combines portraits of a young man in New York combined with photography made south of Atlanta, Georgia in towns and places that are of significance to Geordie’s ancestors. His “official” name is George Washington Wood V, though he’s always been known as Geordie, and the series traces his lineage back to the first Georges in his family – mid-1800s traveling baptist ministers that lived in Georgia and started churches there.

As such, the images depict the churches, homes, cemeteries and towns of the Georges of yesteryear, exploring their relationship to Geordie today and the very different world of contemporary New York.

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Geordie Wood: Meetka Otto, Georgia/George

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Geordie Wood: Meetka Otto, Georgia/George

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Geordie Wood: Meetka Otto, Georgia/George

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Geordie Wood: Seoul

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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