by Harry Wilson

Most of my photographs deal with the travel experience and my response to place. I like to think that for the artist there is no preferred subject matter. The key is to remain open, receptive, with no preconceived ideas. I like the Lisette Model quote: “You are the subject, life is the object. It’s your own response to what’s happening in front of you that you’re actually photographing.” My photographs are rather varied; some are about the act of seeing, some are studies of form or other graphic elements. Organizing the frame is of utmost importance, and regardless of the actual subject matter the photographs are usually about self and place, about being human, and about the beauty and horror that we experience. With my “City Memos” series, I walk the city and pay homage to Nathan Lyons and his book Notations in Passing.

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Harry Wilson








Harry Wilson is a retired professor of Art at Bakersfield College. His photographs have been exhibited and published widely. He still uses film and darkroom, although he has recently bought a digital camera. He thinks of himself as an unknown photographer who has been on the brink of a brilliant career for 50 years. See more of his work at


SLAG GLASS CITY • Volume 3 • May 2017
All images by Harry Wilson.