John Wilson worked as a private investigator in Boston for a year right after graduating from film school in 2008. “That was more of an education than anything else prior to that,” Wilson asserts. “I spent a lot of time watching and observing people without any barriers, and also without them knowing.” Inspired by his previous occupation, he started shooting in a style that he calls documentary memoir, capturing lo-fi quotidian images of people and places mediated by his distinct narration style.

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