Tom is a designer and publisher based in London, UK.

Book design is his primary focus and is founded upon the belief that making a book is both collaboration and response. Working together with artists to make a publication relies upon exhausting all possibilities in order to arrive at a best possible final form for the work to exist in.

Since 2022 he has been running Bluecoat Press, which is a London based publisher that specialises in making photo-books. At Bluecoat Tom hopes to maintain the respect that has been garnered over the past 30 years but also push the books into a contemporary space. There are many ways Bluecoat is working towards this, including diversifying the range of artists and works that they publish, and raising production and design standards across the board.

Moving forward Bluecoat Press is striving to be a positive force in the publishing industry, creating beautiful books to represent the voices of many different artists. Reaching beyond the arts and photography into the lives of people who cannot normally access books is something Bluecoat is aiming for as they grow. Creating more accessibility to art is key to growing its uptake and involvement by future generations. A passion which Tom also brings into his personal practic

In 2020 he co-founded Besides Press, a photobook publishing company which celebrates projects created with an impulsive curiosity, without deliberation and often without an audience in mind. This includes spontaneous side projects, playful collaborations, and offbeat experiments.

His photographic work is borne out of intuition and instinct as well as an acute appreciation for the physical world. His imagery often focuses on the potential of the unnoticed, and what we choose to ignore; either unconsciously or willingly. He explores this through series of images; which often focus on a single person, place or moment in time.


BA Hons Photography
University of West england (UWE)
→ First Class Honours

Workshops & Teaching

(2022) UWE 1st Year Module Launch
→ Perfomance in the City

(2022) Besides Press Workshop at BOOM Satsuma
→ Gesture and Expression

(2022) Redeye
It's Your Business: Print and Publishing, Books and Zines

(2023) KA Atyole
→ Look What I Brought You: UK Selection (Supported by The British Council)

(2023) Martin Parr Foundation
→ Jamie Murray in converation with Tom Booth Woodger

(2024) Martin Parr Foundation
→ Daniel Meadows Book Launch and in conversation


Photobooks of 2021 selection for Photobookstore

Photobooks of 2021 selection for Photobookstore


This website’s purpose is to be a complete archive of Tom’s work, but also a learning resource for anyone who may need it.

All the material and technical specifications of the books are available, as well as images of every page of every book. If you have any technical questions or queries please get in touch.