Wilson Freeman, Photographer

Alexandria, VA - 703-380-3786

Driftingfocus Photography Photography from Wilson Freeman


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After growing up in a family of professional photographers, I graduated in 2007 with a degree in photography and documentary production (along with sociology) from Hampshire College and have been working professionally in various sub-fields for a decade.

I have a passion for bringing to light the odd, the esoteric, the underrepresented parts of life that I worry would otherwise eventually fade into oblivion.  I try to use my photographs to tell stories that might otherwise never be told.

I have always been interested in and involved with some pretty unusual pastimes and subcultures and I find that they often make a great subject for my camera.  I have been involved in the world of historical reenacting for eighteen years and have started to use my expertise to try and bring to light the fascinating world behind the hobby.  I am also interested in equestrian culture, aviation, and have a strong nomadic streak which has taken me and my camera to various corners of the globe.  Lately I’ve been experimenting with shooting from horseback and will soon be starting on a series of photographs of craftsmen who make historical reproductions.

My work has been published by Harper Collins, Matador Network, The Korea Times, University of Texas Press, and various online sites.  Some of my past clients have included Fort Ticonderoga, the Army Heritage Center, Smith’s Fort Plantation, Urban Evolution, the Virginia Military Aviation Museum, Amagamated Classic Clothing, and Marathon Oil, and the Old Barracks Museum.