Gerry Wilson – Fine Art Photographer
California fine art photographer Gerry Wilson has been capturing art images through the lens for the past thirty five years.
Gerry was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Wilson’s first fascination with photography was aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey. His inspiration was a Life Magazine photographer who was assigned to record a nine month “cruise book” documenting his ship in Vietnam. After completing service, he moved to California and received his art degree in photography.
Wilson then became an assistant to a highly established and successful advertising photographer on the West Coast, Tom Kelley, who photographed the famous Marilyn Monroe calendar. While working with Kelley for several years, Wilson learned and developed his lighting skills, balance and composition.
Wilson then moved on to operating his own studio in Hollywood, California for the next twenty years working in the advertising business shooting national ads for magazines, newspapers and outdoor boards. Gerry’s most inspiring photo shoot was shooting the Oscar recipients at the 2004 Academy Awards back stage.