Mervyn Sherwood was born in Point Fortin, Trinidad and Tobago on 29th December, 1941.
He was employed at Trinmar, Petrotrin Limited, an off-shore oil and gas producing company during the period 1964-2001. While at Trinmar, he held many senior positions within the Production Operations and Reliability departments.
Sherwood studied photography at the New York Institute of Photophraphy (NYIP) in the late 60’s. He later attended several photography workshops in New York City conducted by well-known photographers such as Norman Rothschild, Patt Blue and Dick Frank.
During the 70’s and 80’s, Sherwood was engaged in freelance commercial photography for several prominent companies in Trinidad. During this period, he also shot many album covers for calypsonians such as Merchant, Maestro, Little Seven of Tobago and Johnny Braff of Guyana.
Sherwood has exhibited extensively throughout the island of Trinidad. Presently retired, he conducts workshops on photography and continues to photograph the beautiful land and sea scapes of the twin island state.
For this exhibition, Sherwood has included samples of his land and seascape works which highlight the beautiful scenery of Trinidad and Tobago. Also showcased in this volume is the diversity of the people of Trinidad and Tobago during carnival, particularly the masqueraders and the steel bands. In this volume, Sherwood has tried to capture the creativity and talent of the Trinidad and Tobago designers, bandleaders, masqueraders and steel bands.
Sherwood, who has been a traditional chemical darkroom photographer for most of his career, turned to the digital darkroom for this volume, using techniques such as image inversion and solarization. This is a limited edition volume printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320 gsm and Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm paper with a Canon Lucia 12 colour ink set using a Canon iPF Prograf large format printer.