One of Scotland’s foremost photojournalists for almost four decades, Geddes Wood, has died of an aneurism in hospital in Aberdeen. He was 77.
An unconventional, extremely competitive and forthright man, Wood began his journalistic career as a photographer on The Press and Journal before setting up his own freelance agency, ScotPix, in the early Fifties. A shrewd businessman, who was always prepared to go the extra mile to get the best shot, he served all the regional and national papers until he retired in 1989.
Over the years he trained a number of young photographers who went on to make their mark in the media world.
Wood was for many years particularly active in the freelance section of the NUJ, and was latterly welfare officer of the Grampian branch.
Wood did not want a traditional funeral, so a memorial service was held at Aberdeen Arts Centre.