James Wilson is an artist, writer and founder of the blog, Secret Forts. Portraits taken at his home in Brooklyn.

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A project about people and their spaces.
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23 Responses to JAMES

  1. Home decor says:

    i have been reading your blog for a while now, and i really do love your writing, i was wondering is there any way you can get updates for the latest article you post on email or even cell, Forgive my immaturity in this as i am really new to this internet stuff

  2. taehoonyoon says:

    Love your blog. Telling stories through pictures is not easy but you do a great job. I also spotlight people (professors mostly), and I am inspired by your blog. Keeping it minimalistic. I should definitely use more pictures

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  4. umanbn says:

    Love your blog…I think the difference between the success and failure of photo/style blogs like this is the quality of the images and the taste level/selection by the curator (yourself). keep up the nice work…. I will definitely be coming back for more…

  5. Painter Lady says:

    Looking at your archive helps put me in touch with what I am doing…and subsequently, why I am blogging about what I am doing, especially lately. Thank you. My daughter has moved back…just today. My stuff has exploded out of closets and off of shelves and I am looking at it. And because I am REALLY looking at it, for the first time in a long time, I am considering it and what it says to me. If the ‘stuff’ says nothing, I am freecycling. If it speaks, I am listening. In perusing your space, I discover that this is something we are all doing. :0)

    Completely unrelated, I have a technical question about your use of Twenty Ten. I used to USE this theme. However, I was wondering how you can display your visual archive in the way that you do? It makes enlarging your sub topics so accessible. Lovely work…

    • Painter Lady,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m really happy to hear that our project has helped inspire you to look at your belongings in a totally different way. This is one of the reasons why we love doing what we do.

      Regarding the layout, my partner, Nhi helped customize our WordPress.com theme using css/html.

      I hope that helps.


  6. Ian says:

    Sublime images. Could someone please tell me what frames he’s wearing? Lemtosh?

    Keep up the good work fella! Best to you and yours for 2012.

  7. karyn says:

    So beautiful! I love all of your shots. Exquisite. x

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  9. Vivian says:

    I know if I hang a wooden clothes hangar on my wall my friends would wonder how crazy can I get? I’m still not sure that James shouldn’t have hung the black/white framed picture next to his bed in place of the hangar. Hey, I’m not a decorator nor an artist, who am I to say what’s right?
    I liked the way the photographs are arranged, like a soft drumming leading to a crescendo upon opening into the kitchen/dining and carrying us into the living area. James has a cozy place.

    • Vivian,
      That hanger is a fixture in his ever popular blog. Those who follow the blog might recognize the “hook” from which he hangs and photographs articles of clothing — that’s why I had to include it.

      Always great to hear from you V.


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  12. Joy says:

    I absolutely love his blog and I’m so glad you chose to feature him. His space is exactly how I would imagine it would be.

    • Joy,
      I often arrive not knowing what to expect when I go to these AAW shoots. As a regular follower of James’s blog I had certain expectations. Though I was impressed by James’s restraint. He seems to have just the “right” things and nothing else. Sort of Zen if you think about it.
      Thanks for taking the time.

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  14. Fiona.q says:

    it looks like a pair of plastic glasses. very interesting. and i like his color socks, lool.
    i dont know whether it’s your photos make feel this or i really think like this, the hanger suits him perfectly.
    happy new year by the way, M & N 🙂

    • Fiona,
      Happy New year to you! James’ story is great. I’ve wanted to shoot him for a while. Everyone seems to love his glasses. I guess that’s why he’s so successful; he has great taste.

      Good to hear from you,

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