Digital artist Dan Wampler: A creepy perspective of an abandoned mall, captured through photographs. <– (Link to the article is hyperlinked in this title)
As the article itself reads, the Crestwood Plaza Mall is a mall that began to prep for closure way back in 2006. The mall finally shut it’s doors just last month. With this article, I would like to address the power of a photograph and how it can completely reshape a person’s perspective. When I was browsing through the photographs, the mall looked as though it had been abandoned for years; like something straight out of “The Walking Dead.” I do believe that this may be partially due to a lack of care taken upon this failing mall, but I also attribute it largely to the color scheme and angles of Wampler’s photography. The power of a photograph is not only relevant for artistic purposes, but also to capture the whole situation when it comes to journalism. With journalism, you are illustrating a story for your audience, and you are responsible for creating a complete picture so that the audience gets the full effect of the story. Illustrations are not always necessary, but they can greatly add to your piece. Wampler’s photographs are more geared toward art, but he does an excellent job of telling a story through his photographs.