Photography Portfolio…

I spent over 30 years of my life as a photography purist, documenting people, places and things from Central Ohio, to Cumberland, Kentucky through the sometimes harsh, and always unfaltering gritty lens of photojournalism. In those days, from shoot to newsstand was often only a matter of hours, with traditional film processing, editing and prints all being turned around in the stereotypical mad rush to deadline for the traditional newspaper.
 
Then, we entered the digital age of photography, and I was a pioneer in embracing this new technology, first, in my personal work. The first round was a little unwieldy, and not enough to make you swear off film, but there was enough there for visionaries to see the promise that tomorrow would hold. That’s when the great divide occurred among the purists and the pixel pushers. Just as the great painters loathed the arrival of photographers, some film photographers balked at the idea of a digital darkroom. I let them debate and pontificate while I quietly learned all I could about this burgeoning revolution. I could shoot a photo and check it while still on location? Yes, please! I could dodge and burn and thousands of other actions without stepping foot in a darkroom? Sign me up!
 
I began as a purist, but now I am anything but. If there is a tool out there that will enhance an image, I am open to use it, and include it in my digital darkroom.  Digital has changed the way I shoot. It has changed the amount I shoot. And it will change us, as we become the most documented era in history because of the ease with which even the most mundane moments of our lives can now be captured.

In addition to Wilson's poignant black and white documentary portraits that accompany the stories of Humans of Central Appalachia, Wilson is in much-demand as a corporate, commercial and fine art photography.

Click the links below to access highlights from his diverse folios…

PEOPLE…

PEOPLE…

PLACES…

PLACES…

THINGS…

THINGS…