My name is Andrew W. Nunn, and I am a photographer in the greater Austin area available for photojournalism, editorial photography, videography, and documentary photography.
I tend to focus on the aftermath of war. I have only been to war zones as a Soldier. The photographs I made there were to document my experiences. I have always been drawn to struggle and conflict though.
Being a surviving participant of an armed conflict, I understand the weight that war leaves on peoples lives. War is about suffering, killing, conquering. War has damaged, matured, and molded me as a person. Similar things happened to the men with whom I served with.
Although I have never been to any war zone specifically to document the conflict, I intend on going to back to Iraq in the near future in an effort to check up on the country’s well being. I invested a large quantity of my twenties and late teens in Iraq and the Iraqi people. I sympathize with the people who live there, and endured 8 years of American combat, only to have to endure their own civil combat in America’s wake.
I wouldn’t say that war inspires me. It breaks my heart. I have a talent for delivering images to peoples emotions though. If I can make someone care enough to have an emotional response, they may not remember my image, but they may have a better understanding of what war really is. Western society has been blessed with peace. If you don’t want to see the war, it’s fairly easy: change the channel, turn the page, don’t visit that website, and you’d never be wiser that a war is even going on.
I am extremely, heavily, anti-war. With that said though, wars are fought by human beings, and I am passionately in love with humanity. The better society understands the cost of war in human lives, minds, and bodies, the sooner we’ll see an end to war. That’s my philosophy anyway.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of
everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous
yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes
Hey y’all, In one month I am going to remove this version of my documentary from the internet. I am doing this so that I can go back and hopefully make a better, more to-the-point edit of the film. Please spread this as far and wide as possible. I am making a few sub-edits of current footage that I would like to see in the revision that will be up within the next few weeks. Thanks to everyone who has watched it, told a friend about it, contributed to it, and believed in it. It is sincerely appreciated. Much love, Andrew
PS - Maybe my good friends over @ #soldierporn could reblog this for me. Wink-wink… Nudge-nudge