I met Tom and Nicola to photograph them for a You magazine feature. Their lives were turned upside down 17 years ago when Tom contracted sepsis and had to have all of his limbs amputated in order to survive. I arrived a little early, knocked on the door and I have to admit I was surprised that it was Tom who walked up and opened the door and showed me into the kitchen. There’s nothing better than having your expectations challenged. The article co-incided with the launch of the film ‘Starfish’ which tells their amazing and moving story. Sepsis symptoms. Starfish trailer. (more…)
Welcome to Claire Wood Photography
Claire Wood is a professional photographer with over twelve years experience specialising in photographing people. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Claire works on location, across the North of England and has strong ties to Manchester, Leeds and London.
Claire works closely with picture editors of national magazines to shoot celebrity fashion features and portraits, features and real life stories. Working on location, with portable professional lighting and professional make up artists she endeavours to creatively fulfill the brief by seeking out the best locations, relaxing her sitters and bringing fun and enjoyment to every shoot.
When commissioned by design and advertising agencies or when working directly with organisations, Claire takes great care to understand her clients needs so that she can carefully plan to achieve the best results and capture the right ‘feel’. She has undertaken numerous commissions for educational establishments, museums and galleries, stately homes and the television industry. Bringing creativity, enthusiasm, experience and technical knowledge Claire works hard to turn clients ideas into an inspiring visual reality.
Claire is frequently commissioned to shoot the heads of multi national businesses for editorial clients and understands the need to work within time constraints. Forward planning of ideas and locations is key, alongside the ability to quickly react to new circumstances. Claire also works directly, or through design agencies, for small and large businesses, creating imagery for website rebranding, corporate reports, brochures, headshots and newsletters.