About WJW

William James Warren Portrait

“I strive to distill the essence of what I see, feel and imagine into compelling visual form, with the greatest possible depth and economy. I seek images with a narrative, which arouse curiosity and reward contemplation.”

William Warren’s forty-plus year career is distinguished by the diversity of subject matter and style, from black & white photojournalism in Vietnam & Mississippi to pioneering elaborate darkroom & computer photo-illustrations for major corporations, publications and licensing. His clients include: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lockheed Martin, Fluor, National Semiconductor, Northrop, Allergan, Gladstone Institutes, Beckman, Castle & Cooke, Hughes Electronics, Newsweek, Look, Time, Life, National Geographic, UPI, AP, U.S Army, et al. See full client list

Thousands of licenses have been issued globally for reproduction of his work, in all fields of media and publishing. Awards include: American Institute of Graphic Arts, Eastman Kodak, Fuji, Communication Arts, Graphis, Art Direction, Graphic Design, USA, Financial World,
Print Magazines include: New York, Western and Los Angeles Art Director’s Clubs. His work is in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, among others.

Born in Los Angeles in 1942, the son of an aircraft engineer, & cabinet maker, Will thinks of himself as ‘A Science & Technology Groupie’. His broad interests and “engineering genes” have made him particularly adept at visualizing complex technology and concepts. He has used formats from 35mm to 8×10, scanning electron microscopes, 360 degree circuit cameras, scanners & Computers, digital capture, GIS, QTVR, video, high speed motion, etc. “What ever tools give the assignment its own unique flavor.”

Will has a gift for improvisation. His corporate motto is: “Oops, perfect.”