Wynn Bullock was born in Chicago and raised in South Pasadena, California. As a boy, his passions were singing and athletics. Later while living in Paris, he became fascinated with the work of the Impressionists and post-Impressionists. He then discovered the work of Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy and experienced an immediate affinity with photography, not only as an art form uniquely based on light, but also as a vehicle through which he could more creatively engage with the world. He bought his first camera and began taking pictures at around age 30. A major turning point in Wynn’s life as a creative photographer occurred in 1948 when he met Edward Weston. Inspired by the power and beauty of Weston’s prints, he began to explore "straight photography" for himself. Throughout the decade of the 1950s, he devoted himself to developing his own vision, establishing deep, direct connections with nature.
Quote from Wynn Bullock: "Searching is everything – going beyond what you know. And the test of the search is really in the things themselves, the things you seek to understand. What is important is not what you think about them, but how they enlarge you."