Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. - Henri Cartier Bresson
Simon Wilson has devoted his career to chasing the vanishing.
An award-winning photojournalist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Wilson's work has appeared in major international publications ranging from The Washington Post, The Times of London, The Globe & Mail, Macleans and the Toronto Star. For over 15 years, this sought after photojournalist has honed his skills at catching not just a record of the moment, but the essence of it.
A man of many disciplines, Wilson has simultaneously built an archive of over 5,000 images specializing in botanical photography. He has contributed pieces to many books, periodicals, exhibitions, galleries and shows. His timeless nature works remain in demand, and he adds constantly to the trove.
There is perhaps no better training for Wilson's third area of expertise than the first two. Capturing the stillness amid the stir, wedding photojournalism is a brilliant combination of Wilson's talents. As clients clamour for more heart in the record of their wedding, Wilson infuses his work with the nuances often missed by classic wedding photography.
The camera disappears as he folds himself into the scene before him, and the vanishing is captured.