photography, Western Michigan University

John Warren




John Warren
Art 3470: Digital Photography I
Digital Prints; 8.5 x 11 inches
Final photos for book project, World War Z

In the book World War Z, it is meant to be an oral history. The book is made up of fictional people being interviewed on how they dealt with the zombie war, what happened to them, and how they overcame such an experience. I am interested in the humanity aspect of the book World War Z, because no matter what happens to the people in the book they all share the common bond of being human and have somewhat similar reactions to the zombie war. Much of the book is about learning from awful experiences and growing on from that to be stronger from it. I attempted to show something similar through photography. Specifically, I focused on the disconnection between people, and how people often times feel the most connected after a traumatic event has happened.

3 thoughts on “John Warren”

  1. I think you did a good job showing the connection of these people by pairing them in similar portrait styles and lighting. By Cutting them off in untraditional portraits, it shows a feeling of discomfort, or like they’re hiding something. Good job!

  2. I’m sorry but I’m not getting what you state the images are communicating. Some technical things to work on; the wrinkles in the backdrop either need to mean something or you need a new backdrop. Also, spend a lot of time looking at portraits shot by the masters to get a sense of lighting.

  3. I am not familiar with the book you mentioned. I think the only image that captures the theme of disconnection and commonality of humanity is the last image — there is a physical separation between the people but the way you are showcasing the images makes them connected.

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