"I photograph the everyday, the familiar in unfamiliar places. ‘The mundane is given its beautiful due inthat it
is photographed at all,' suggests photographer Anna Shustikova. Structures left behind; dated, discarded, curious. Rural communities, along back-roads, and within once-thriving urban neighborhoods; these are my vistas.
I am hopeful that my photographs are reminders of humanness, culture, and community."
Wilson was born and raised in Central Illinois. And while considering himself an “emerging” regionalist photographer, he was a medical-surgical-generalist photographer and writer in the health care field for 33 years. Prior to that he cut steel in a foundry and drove a truck for a time. He has a particular affinity for design and hopes that becomes ever clearer within his photographs. “I have an appreciation for many and varied artists," said Wilson. William Christenberry and William Eggleston are two." He has been influenced by both for their design
aesthetic and their humanity. "I admire Eggleston's attitude and approach and appreciate Christenberry's thoughtfulness and deep emotional connection to his beloved South." "They're like little paintings," said Eggleston of his photographs. "That’s it, exactly," said Wilson.
Illinois Central College, East Peoria
University of Illinois, Springfield
Illinois Artisan for Photography; Illinois State Museum
For John, my partner of 35 years, who passed away in 2009 and, all the furry little ones we shared through the years. I miss you guys
Member, Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Member, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO
Friend, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Member, Peoria Art Guild