After working for 18 years in public relations/corporate communications, Dave Wilson has turned more of his focus to, among other things, fine art photography. As a lifelong hiker and published outdoor author (Ruins Seldom Seen, Falcon Press, 1999, 2011), the natural choices for artistic subjects have been nature and landscapes.
Dave’s photographs of wild places in Arizona, Utah, New Mexico and beyond combine three basic elements. 1) Originality: The best perspective is the one nobody else has seen. Achieving this often involves taking a more interpretive than documentary approach to composition. 2) Simplicity: Creativity is not the ability to make the simple complicated; it is the ability to make the complicated simple. 3) Transcendence: That indescribable quality that enables a photograph to transcend mere “pretty” and exist in the realm of “beautiful.”
Dave’s work has been exhibited at the Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix, the Arizona State Capitol building, Gammage Auditorium at ASU, and many other places. Permanent collections include 45 large images at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and 34 at University Medical Center (U of A) in Tucson. Dave’s photographs have also been published in magazines, calendars and the cover of YellowBook, and he has a whole drawer full of ribbons from local art exhibitions.