Davida have always been very lucky to work with some great photographers. This image of Paul Ashton was taken in Fid’s flat by Tom Wood in the early 1980’s and was used in the Davida adverts we placed in the Classic Bike Magazines of that time. Admiring Paul’s looks from these adverts, a local girl called Sue saw Paul crossing the road in Merseyside and went onto marry him.Tom’s latest exhibition is ‘Landscapes’ so will not feature this particular image of Paul but will be a feast for your eyes, so if you’re riding your bike in Wales before April 6th it will be worth checking out at the Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno, Wales. Davida will be at the opening on Friday night 17th January 2014.Locally known as ‘Photie Man’ , Tom Wood’s most published photography is of the people and places in Merseyside. For more than 40 years Tom travelled on buses, went to the seaside, hung out in dingy night clubs and the gates of football matches to take images of his chance encounters.Tom Wood is now one of the most famous UK photographers within this genre and his books, alongside other artists such as Karl Lagerfeld, are now handled by the specialist art publisher Steidl in Berlin.
Whilst mostly known for his books; Looking for Love, All Zones off Peak, People, Bus Odyssey, Not Only Female…,Photie Man, Men and Women are concerned primarily with people, Tom also has a large body of landscape images
MOSTYN | Wales, 12 Vaughan Street, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1AB, +44(0)1492 879201 , www.mostyn.org
Exhibition dates: 18th January 2014 – 6th April 2014. Open Tuesday – Sunday ,10.30am – 5.00pm
Private View Friday 17th Jan from 6.30pm