"I photograph the everyday, the familiar in unfamiliar places. Structures left behind; dated, discarded, curious.
Rural communities, back-roads, and once-thriving
urban neighborhoods; these are my vistas. I'm hopeful
my photographs are reminders of humanness,
culture, and community."
Wilson is an emerging regionalist photographer born and raised in Central Illinois. He was an on-call medical, surgical, and generalist photographer, executive writer, and graphic designer, in the health care and library science fields for
36 years. Prior to that he cut steel in a foundry and drove
a truck for a time. He has an affinity for design and hopes
that becomes ever clearer within his photographs. "William Christenberry and William Eggleston are two photographers
I admire." Wilson has been influenced by them for their vision, aesthetic, and their humanity. "I admire Eggleston's attitude and Christenberry's emotional connection to his beloved Hale County, Alabama. Eggleston said his photographs were like little paintings. That's my feeling exactly," said Wilson.
Illinois Central College / University of Illinois
Juried Illinois Artisan for Photography; Illinois State Museum
Member, Peoria Art Guild
Friend, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
For John, my partner of 35 years, who passed away in 2009, and
the furry little ones we shared through the years. I miss you guys.
Thank you Technicraft of Peoria, Mrs. Helen Bliss,
Dr. William "Bill" McNett, Dr. Donald O'Neal
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“Stephen was phenomenal and easy
to work with. His eye for finding a new perspective on what would be considered mundane subject matter is impressive.
I was very happy he took on the challenge of photographing Reid’s Mobil and even when it’s gone, we’ll have his photos to remember the details of a business that sustained a family for 40+ years.”
Pete B., Phoenix AZ