Coming soon: Jimmy Wilson Photographs

Credit: Photographer Jimmy Wilson will display his work in a new gallery in Linden Hills. All images copyright Jimmy Wilson Photographs

A photographer is converting the former City Velo bike shop at 4304 Upton Ave. S. into a gallery.

Jimmy Wilson previously worked in children’s film production. He’s walked with wolves at the International Wolf Center, chatted with an expert on Bigfoot, traveled to the “Polar Bear Capital of the World” in Manitoba, and mounted hidden cameras in the woods to film wildlife. His career took a turn by chance.

“I walk before work in the morning, and I decided to bring a camera with me,” he said.

Wilson has kept his camera handy ever since.

“With photos, you can look at them for 30 years, but how many times can you watch a film?” he said.

Passersby may recognize some of his photo subjects. He lives a mile from Lake Harriet, and the lake is often a focal point.

“I still walk before work in the morning,” he said. “You can get a masterpiece right out your front door.”

The gallery is slated to open March 1, and hours will be Tuesday thru Saturday from 12-5 p.m. or by appointment.

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