Erecting Skyscrapers
I was just a kid messing around in my Photoshop sandbox

Christopher Wilson Posted by Christopher Wilson on May 24, 2019


After years of working at this craft of photography, you’d think it’d get easier. But I find it to be exactly the opposite. Yes, I’ve learned some tricks along the way, but every time I sit down to work up an image, I feel as if I’m trying to build a skyscraper from the top down. I almost always know the end feeling I want to evoke, but how I get to that feeling, well, I’m a lost man in a foreign land with no map and little ability to speak the language. I stumble along, bushwhacking this way and that, hoping that at some point I’ll discover a way through. And guess what, miracle of miracles, I almost always do. Winston Churchill once wrote, “When you’re going through hell, keep going.” Sage advice, as that is exactly what is required for me to create something I find worthwhile: persistence, patience and faith. Dumb luck doesn’t hurt either. With this series of showgirl images, for example, I knew the end feeling I wanted to evoke, but what the end imagery would look like I had no clue. I was just a kid messing around in my Photoshop sandbox, and then I fell into this look and I just knew I had it. It’s as if I started off thinking I was erecting a cathedral, but somewhere along the way it ended looking more like a teepee - and I liked it. Crazy.


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Christopher WilsonAfter 15 years in the advertising world as a writer and art director, Christopher jumped off a cliff to start Christopher Wilson Photography. As an advertising creative, Christopher created a vast portfolio of powerful campaigns for some of the most recognized luxury brands there are, including Audi, Infiniti, Jaguar, Nikon and Ritz-Carlton to mention only a few. Now Christopher is bringing all that experience and passion to his photography - and it shows. Christopher leapt from agency creative to global photographer, landing projects with the most sought-after brands on the planet, and in just about every country there is on the planet.

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