Brad Wilson's early education in the visual arts began at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he studied art history and studio art - mainly painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture. From there he moved on to both the Maine and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops to focus exclusively on photography, before settling in New York City in 1992. In New York, Brad worked with a number of notable photographers and then began his own career in 1996 in the commercial and fine-art genres.
His work has been widely published around the world, appearing in numerous advertising campaigns, magazines and on over 400 book covers in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and South America.
In 2004, Brad moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where he continues his photography surrounded by the beauty and tranquility of the southwestern deserts.
Rather than going out into nature to make wildlife photography, Brad brings his subjects into the studio to create these unique animal portraits. The end result, completely devoid of distractions, allows the eye to focus entirely on the animal, its peculiarities and mannerisms.
There is a world represented in the powerful animal images of Affinity that we, as humans, rarely inhabit - a world of instinct, intuition, and present moment awareness - a fully natural world, distinct from the increasingly digital, computerised landscape that surrounds us. Brad pulls us into this world with large, exquisitely detailed photographs, offering up a compelling feeling of intimacy and proximity to the animals that is seldom experienced.
Brad uses Hasselblad medium format cameras
and a Phase One P65+ high-resolution digital camera back for the best image quality currently available.
Archival digital pigment prints.
Printed on Crane's Museo Silver Rag Acid-Free Paper (300 gsm) with Epson printers and archival inks.
20" x 29" (50 x 74 cm)
edition of 15
30" x 44" (76 x 110 cm)
edition of 10
41" x 60" (104 x 152 cm)
edition of 3