About Michael Wilson
I have a photograph in my mind of my mother, father and sister sitting on the front stoop of our first house. I took the picture when I was seven, and the best thing I can say about the photo is that I did, in fact, press the right button to make the camera work. I'm not sure where the photo is now, but I remember the feeling of holding it in my hands. It was like looking through a window into a memory, a memory that I captured. Up until that point I hadn't accomplished much (tying my shoes, riding a bike, putting my pants on the right direction), so that photograph was my first real feeing of pride. I could point to it and say "I did that." I could point to it and say, "These are the people I love." Twenty-some-odd years later, and I still haven't lost the joy that comes from capturing moments. I graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in photography and moved to New York City. I worked as an intern for a New York photographer, making just enough money to eat pizza for lunch and hop a subway back and forth to Brooklyn. In 2007, I started working for Martin Schoeller as his first assistant, and I had no shortage of amazing experiences. We traveled the world and photographed incredible people in incredible places. I am so grateful for all of the adventures I have had, as I feel that every second of it has been a learning experience. I am always endeavoring to enrich myself as a photographer, and to enrich the lives of the people whose photographs I take. We have so many important moments in our lives, and it would be impossible to photograph or document every single one. But there are certain events that are meant to be treasured. It would be an honor and a privilege to be able to photograph those events for you, so that you can hold those photos in your hands and be able to say "We did this. These are the people that we love."