Recently I was going through the latest posts on the New York Times’ Lens Blog (http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/), and found this picture:
In one picture (above), Paolo Woods caught my eye. His website showcases a wide range of the work he has done over his career as editorial photographer and photoreporter in 1998. He has published several books on more than actual topics: oil, war in Iraq and Afghanistan, Iran, or the Chinese Presence in Africa.
Undeniably Paolo has a preference for the square format. I am also a fan of this format and Paolo shows how well it is suited for portraits. I am curious about his material and gear but was not successful in finding this information, I suspect some of the above pictures were taken with a medium format camera (or highly-packed pixels on a dSLR).
I sense he is very human in his contact with the people he photographs and only regret the little sweat of anti-imperialism (regardless if it comes from the U.S.A. or China) in his works.
- Official Website: http://www.paolowoods.net/
- Published Books: http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/search-handle-url?_encoding=UTF8&search-type=ss&index=books-fr&field-author=Paolo%20Woods (his 3 books were Published in France – and in French – by Seuil and Grasset; only another one is available in English, here)