Western Michigan University

Sarah Spohn


Sarah Spohn
ART 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Print; 10.5 x 7

Description: This photo is part of a two image series about abandonment. In the first photo, the subject was the young woman, while this shot shows more of the reasoning behind her feelings. As people are thrown into a new chapter of their life (like after graduation), they can feel abandon by the ones they love. They can feel empty, lost, and left behind.

3 thoughts on “Sarah Spohn”

  1. This is a really neat picture. It caught my interest even before I read the description. When one says a picture is worth a thousand words they are talking about images like this. It’s powerful and it’s clear it has its own story behind it.

  2. I like the concept of this photo how it explores the idea of growing up. I think that taking a picture of a picture reinforces that photos are a moment of time, and for things like graduation that moment only happens once.

  3. I like the concept behind this picture and I would love to see what the second photo in the series is, but I’m not sure I like that it’s in a confusing space. I can’t really tell where it is and I find that I’m trying to figure that out more than I’m trying to understand the picture as a whole. If you still wanted to have the background not be part of the subject of the picture I would pick a less interesting looking place to put it.

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