Photographs by Tom Wood that show the changing cultural landscape of Liverpool over two decades

Gangolads, Anfield 1992 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Photographer Tom Wood's most celebrated work was taken in Liverpool and the Wirral between 1978 and 2001, the majority of which were captured within 10 minutes' walk of his Wallasey home.

Showing families, couples and individuals inhabiting the streets, pubs, workplaces, parks and markets of this North West region of England, his regular presence allowed him to blend in and become an accepted part of the local landscape. The result is a treasured and affectionate document of the city and its people over two decades.

The series is brought together in a new book, 101 Pictures, published by RRB Photobooks and curated by Martin Parr, who said: "Many of the images that I have selected here are portraits; these are strong, albeit subtle and understated. Tom photographed whole families, groups of workers, couples and individuals, always conveying a sense of dignity and respect."

It explores Wood's experimentations with various types of camera and film, print papers and textures, and demonstrates his skill as a colourist. His experimental approach was partly due to cost, as he occasionally had out-of-date film stock, but the results do not disappoint.

101 Pictures is available for pre-order now, 100 special edition copies are available with a signed and limited 10 x 8" print. The book is due for publication in September 2020.

Our day out, 1982 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Our day out, 1982 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

‘Anyone got any hairspray?’ 1983 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

‘Anyone got any hairspray?’ 1983 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

(Towards) Netherton, 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

(Towards) Netherton, 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Finding a pair (colour film), 1990 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Finding a pair (colour film), 1990 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Fashion sisters (sunglasses and platforms), 1973 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Fashion sisters (sunglasses and platforms), 1973 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Blue end, 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Blue end, 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Rachel, age 17, 1985 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Rachel, age 17, 1985 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Mad Max, 1993 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

Mad Max, 1993 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

London Road (meet you by the fish van), 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

London Road (meet you by the fish van), 1989 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

King Street (tear stained), Wallasey, 1978 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks

King Street (tear stained), Wallasey, 1978 © Tom Wood courtesy RRB Photobooks