In David Wile’s photographs, the patterns and textures seen in nature are captured with a clarity that brings his landscapes alive while highlighting the graphic qualities of each scene. Whether he is showing us boats moored to their docks or an abandoned stretch of desert, Wile uncovers the mood of the environments he photographs and the underlying sense of line and scale that turns each picture into an arresting composition. Many of his pieces are shot using panoramic photography, in which multiple images are assembled into one powerfully cinematic shot, maintaining the sharpness of the picture even when it is blown up to a large size.
Wile, who has been a working photographer for over a decade, is inspired by travel landscape photography, and enjoys being able to take the viewers of his images to remote locations that they might never have a chance to visit. In addition, he sees his pictures as a way to help safeguard those places by making people aware of nature’s beauty and how “we need to make a stronger effort to start protecting it.”