London-based writer, journalist and award-winning photo editor Keith Wilson is best known for his interviews and collaborations with some of the biggest names in documentary and nature photography today, including Steve McCurry, Frans Lanting, Joe McNally, and Jillian Edelstein.
As a former editor of Amateur Photographer Magazine and the founder of Outdoor Photography, Black + White Photography, Wilson has also made a name for himself as an editor of fine art nature photography books.
In fact, he edited the first two books in the acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series, which we highlighted in our interview with British wildlife photographer Margot Raggett last year.
Given his wealth of experience as an editor, we were excited to find out more about his work and the steps involved in transforming a collection of photographs into a compelling photo book. Here are his insights on everything from his background in journalism to what it’s like to tackle a major editing project.