Surreal Portrait Artist: Rob Woodcox
You can often see themes of emotion in different photographers’ work. Some photographs, like those of Bryan Schutmaat, are filled with angst, depression, even despair. Other work, like the images by Oleg Oprisco, are dominated serenity and peace. And then there is the equally brilliant work by relative newcomer, Rob Woodcox, which is filled with hope and joy. Listing Annie Leibovitz and Tim Walker, both of whom we love and have featured, as a couple of his biggest inspirations, you can see that Woodcox’s work will very soon be on a par with theirs and may even surpass it. At only 22, Woodcox has hung onto the childlike side of his personality to create images that are lighthearted and slightly eccentric. He calls himself a “surreal portrait artist” and wants his photographs to tell the stories that can only come from imagining. “I believe we all have a passion inside of us that can change the world,” Woodcox says, “and I want the art I create to inspire and change other people.” Wonderful.