Wick is a fine artist and editorial portrait photographer living and working in NYC:
"based mainly on many late nights timing baths at specific temperatures in the wafting fumes of various unctuous chemicals, I became an early adopter of high end digital..."
My pictures have been published in many magazines such as Newsweek, Forbes, the Daily Beast, LA Photographer, Architectural Digest, Miami Herald, NY Magazine, Penthouse, Architecture, 32 Degrees and many more. I’m willing and happy to shoot portraits and ad campaigns just about anywhere in the world. Real people with all their imperfections fascinate me and my portraits aim to tell their stories with empathy, honor and dignity. There’s a strong social justice component to my work- I’ve shot portraits of the Gulf fishermen post the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill tragedy, migrant workers and other marginalized individuals to try to give them visibility and a voice. I never veer from having a great and creative time on my sets."
Immediately after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, I was hired by my now friend, Guinotte Wise- the G-Man!- then a lead AD at VML Agency in Kansas City, to shoot portraits around the gulf states of anyone who was effected by the oil spill.
Needless to say, I found I could go as far inland as 100 miles and find plenty of subjects.
A resulting selection of portraits was mixed by VML with a voice over and a song by Canadian singer/songwriter Garnet Rogers to make this video to raise funds for the gulf fishermen.
I still feel very honored…
I owned the 83′ Maxi, Longhorn, formerly, Matador and Huaso, a beautiful Royal Huisman built aluminum racing sloop- it took 30 people to race the boat. I chartered her to Team One, and along with me, my now ex-wife and the help of a great Newport, RI-based crew, we brought the boat to Southwest Harbor, Maine where we contributed to making a TV Ad to introduce the latest model of Lexus.
Produced by Team One, directed by Peter Smiley, the ad was made in 10 days and was first aired on that year’s Super Bowl. The ad won an Addy.