Stephanie Rose Wood

Photographer
  
And in love, light And truth
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Nationality: British
Biography: Stephanie Rose Wood is a collaborative, community-centred storyteller. Stephanie enables narrative expression through documentary photography, education and curation. Based in Melbourne, Stephanie focuses on producing long-form documentary... read on
Public Story
And in love, light And truth
Copyright stephanie rose wood 2021
Date of Work 05/01/16 - 12/31/16
Updated 05/31/21
Location London

And in love, light and truth documents the occurrences of three Spiritualist churches, situated on the edges of London. The photographs were taken in places where people spoke in hushed tones, telling stories of mourning, energy and faith and what it means to look forward to death. Over time, the work became a study of loss, absence and belief. Mostly, it underlines our need for reassurance that life, as we perceive it, is not the totality of our existence.

Spiritualists believe in the continuation and survival of the soul after the death of the physical body. It is considered that death is not the end and the spirit of the deceased live on in the spirit world. Through a medium, an individual with the ability to communicate with those that have passed over, messages are sent from one world to the next. Healing is an important aspect of church practice. It is accepted that spirits send healing energies though the hands of healers to people in need of relief from their earthly ailments.

Spiritualism is more than a religion for those that believe, many say it is a way of life. The belief in the spirit world is interwoven into the fabric of their existence and daily lives, becoming a reassuring mechanism to those that are in mourning or looking for a deeper meaning to life and death.


The work was originally shown as a three screen installation, which can be viewed here.
4,051

Also by Stephanie Rose Wood —

VISUAL STORY

Portraits

By Stephanie Rose Wood — A selection of commisioned and personal work.
VISUAL STORY

SEASONS

By Stephanie Rose Wood — Photographs from my personal visual diary, documenting the seasons in the UK and Europe. 
VISUAL STORY

Spaces Vol 5

By Stephanie Rose Wood — SPACES vol 5 by Frankie magazine. Commissioned by Frankie Press to photograph for the interiors book,..
VISUAL STORY

Think Thornbury

By Stephanie Rose Wood / melbourne — Maggie May and Josh Kelly are the creative minds behind Think Thornbury, a community-focused store and..
VISUAL STORY

Homebodies

By Stephanie Rose Wood — Commissioned by Frankie Magazine for issue 93.
VISUAL STORY

Clay Cars

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Melbourne, Australia — Photographed for Smith Journal Vol.23.
VISUAL STORY

Look What We Made

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Melbourne, Australia — Commissioned by Frankie Magazine for the book Look What We Made. The book is a collection of stories,..
VISUAL STORY

Vivrant Things

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Melbourne, Australia — Melbourne couple Nicolas Caris and Samantha Seary are applying their fresh, fun aesthetic to the traditional..
VISUAL STORY

Nano Lab

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Daylseford — Nano Lab is run out of Daylesford, 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne and it's Australia's only..
VISUAL STORY

Hand To Ground

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Macedon Ranges — Emily Simms, from Hand To Ground. Photographed for Frankie Food Magazine.
VISUAL STORY

Daisy Watt

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Melbourne, Australia — Daisy Watt is a Melbourne based designer, working primarily within a handwoven practise. Photographed for..
VISUAL STORY

And in love, light and truth - installation videos

By Stephanie Rose Wood / London — And in love, light and truth  is a three-screen installation reinterpreting the space of a..
VISUAL STORY

Sri Lanka.

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Sri Lanka — In April 2012, I arrived in Sri Lanka during the Sinhalese and Tamil New Year celebrations. Over the..
VISUAL STORY

West Green Road (N15)

By Stephanie Rose Wood / london — A portrait series portraying the people that live and work on West Green Road in North London, UK. ..
VISUAL STORY

Morocco.

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Morocco — From Marrakech to Essaouira.
VISUAL STORY

El Pueblito Paisa

By Stephanie Rose Wood / North London, UK — The Wards Corner building in Seven Sisters, South Tottenham has been left to its own devices since 1972..
VISUAL STORY

Meeting Places

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Mumbai, India — A collection of photographs shot in the south west of India in early 2014, whilst travelling from Mumbai to..
VISUAL STORY

A Bad Day At Sea

By Stephanie Rose Wood — ... (is better than a good day on land). These photographs were taken over the course of one night whilst..
VISUAL STORY

Northern Spain

By Stephanie Rose Wood / Spain — Photographs taken whilst travelling from San Sebastian to Llanes, along the Costa Verde.
Join us
For more access