"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.
Member, Peoria Art Guild
Friend, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
"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
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.
"Wilson's Sprinkmann Building has, somehow,
the calm, authoritarian clownishness our
great politicians aim for but don't achieve."
Foundry Gallery, Washington DC 2020