Florida based photographer, George Wilson, is a working editorial and commercial photographer – with a passion for infrared landscape photography.
His professional career began in newspaper work more than thirty years ago and he has been published in both national and international publications. In 2017, George was considered for the Pulitzer Award in the Breaking News Photography category for his images taken during the tragic PULSE Nightclub shootings in Orlando, FL. The images are now held in the permanent collection of the Orange County History Center and formed a major part of the PULSE Exhibit for the One Year Memorial Observations. His images from this tragic event are also part of the interim memorial and are being incorporated into the permanent memorial as well.
George uses infrared imaging to explore and record the striking landscapes of the United States. Seeing the possibilities of dramatic whites and rich blacks, George uses the qualities of an infrared image for contrast and tonality when capturing images in the field. Taking inspiration from several great outdoor photographers, George is in the process of creating a body of work dedicated to the wilderness areas of Central Florida needing protection in hopes that through the medium of photography we all will be inspired to protect and preserve our natural resources.
When not behind the camera, George teaches and lectures about photography at the Walt Disney World Resort as well as several cruise lines, art associations and botanical gardens. His work is also held in numerous private and public collections as well as being exhibited for various events.