I’m Christopher J Wesley, and I create experiential stories and Expressionist Photographs that embrace the belief that it’s what makes us weird that makes us worthy.
We all see the world through the lenses and filters of experience and belief. My work seeks to incite conversations that will lead us to better understanding and deeper acceptance of one another.
Here’s how my work translates by medium:
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
I believe in magic and I like to infuse my photos of the real world with a little bit of that magic.
My entire process starts with a photograph because it requires that I capture something that actually exists, but from there…it’s all about the heart.
I process each individual image based on how it moves me. That’s why I call my style Expressionist Photography.
The truth is, we all look at the world through a distorted lens based on our past experiences and current mood and my photography is a window into the lens I see it through.
We all want to belong.
The question is what are you willing to sacrifice to do this?
That’s the underlying question in my The Wilderness series of fiction books and stories.
From my award-winning book, Regret in Triptych to The Gospel of Wolves, I take you on a journey where our basic need to belong and be fulfilled and pack them into suspense filled pages that mixes music and visual artists with sociopaths and sarcasm for a touch of psychological thriller and a taste of pop-culture peppered over fiction.
NON FICTION WRITING
From the rigors of dating while trying to find a lasting relationship to the societal pressures of how to deal with family who likes to see you hurt.
I cut through the B.S. and offer you ideas and solutions as to how you can follow your own path and live a life you’re passionate about surrounded by people who will celebrate your wins and mourn your losses.
Originally, it was music that helped me navigate my way out of an abusive childhood into a positive adulthood.
All the frustrations, sadness and pain I wasn’t able to express verbally found its way into my music and it quite literally saved me life as a result.
It’s something that you can both hear and feel in every melody, beat and word.
I write in a variety of genres, but here’s a sample of a song I wrote, recorded and played all of the instruments on.
There has always been something special to me about the way words by themselves can move a person.
Sometimes a thought is powerful enough without being a full blown story.
With my poetry, I allow those thoughts their expression.