by Scott Wilson
I’ve been shooting land, sea and cityscapes for close-on 20 years and made a dream move from the UK to Denver in 2015. I set about exploring my new home city and state and soon became a resident artist at the Denver Photo Art Gallery, until it closed its doors in 2018.
I recently came through a battle with Stage 4 colon cancer, diagnosed at 48, and the aggressive treatment created a severe light-sensitivity that threatened my landscape photography pursuits, so I began shooting Colorado wildlife from the shade of my car. What began as a struggle for survival gave me a whole new creative arm which became a platform to raise awareness of young onset cancer – never underestimate our power or potential as artists!
Capturing energy is still my main photographic driver and I’m equally motivated at the top of a Denver skyscraper capturing a rare cloud inversion as I am crawling through mud to view wild stallions battling for dominance in northwest Colorado.
I’ve just opened a new Gallery – GALLERY 6 – here in Denver with three other local photographers, in time for Month of Photography. We think there’s an ‘offline void’ for local photographers and would love to meet Denvertography followers who’d like to drop by (2434 E Sixth Avenue, Denver)