Based in Portland, Oregon, photographer Parker Woods captures both soft and striking elements in their photographs.
Parker Woods animates inanimate objects through focusing on contrast and color, shaping additional atmospheric context around subjects where there might otherwise be little to none. Atmosphere is a defining and distinguishing aspect of Woods' work. Woods does not only capture moods; through photographs, Woods creates moods. Even the objects carried by Woods' models seem to be in a constant state of dynamic transit.
When it comes to photographing people, Woods pays careful attention to depth and perspective. The people that Woods photographs engage with a viewer not only through the composition of the photograph, but through the positioning of models' every limb. There might not be a story to the photographs' subjects and surroundings, but there is no doubt they are in vivid motion. Although photographs are still images, Woods' photographs move with color and complexity.
Here's a small sampling of Woods' stunning work to thrill and soothe your eyes.