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To Float Above This Difficult World
...the closest to church I’ve ever been.

Sometimes the sea seems the only safe place to be. Why is that? Is it because its vastness makes us and our problems feel so tiny and insignificant? Is it because we are born from water? And perhaps, as a result, are looking for some sort of rebirth out of water? I don’t know. All I know is that sailing out into the Persian Gulf on that glass-still morning was the closest to church I’ve ever been. So much so that I almost forgot I was supposed to photograph it all. I wish I was floating out there now, far from this life with all its sound and fury. Sigh.

”“What I want in my life... is to float a little above this difficult world.”

-Mary Oliver

(Photographed in the U.A.E. as part of an extensive campaign for an Arabian bank. Agency: Strawberry Frog, New York.)

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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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