"I photograph the everyday, the familiar in unfamiliar places. 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/generalist photographer, writer, and communication specialist, 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 received degrees from Illinois Central College and the University of Illinois and is a Juried Illinois Artisan for Photography.
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.
"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." Elliott Erwitt
"Whether a photo or music, or a drawing or anything else I might do—it’s ultimately all an abstraction of my peculiar experience." William Eggleston