Lord of the Flies – Jack Promises Food

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Jack Promises Food

Jack plays on the boy’s hunger and sways half of them to join his side.  Their allegiance is sealed by painting each other’s face and body in tribal paint with plant material found on the island.  Jack promises they will kill and slaughter a fat pig he has spotted on the island.  Some boys are not convinced about the hunt, but they are thrilled at the prospect of covering themselves in body paint.

Jack with a spear

Jack takes up a spear in preparation for the hunt.

shirtless boy with tribal bodypaint

Boys paint apply paint to themselves and each other in preparation of the hunt.


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Christopher Ryan is an international photographer specializing in conceptual portraits in unique environments, such as abandoned buildings and picturesque landscapes. His work breaks the barriers of race, age, and geographic location, capturing the energy and exuberance of the human form. He was influenced by his unusual upbringing in the American South. He seeks to retain the virtues of Southern Charm while abandoning pre-conceived notions of prejudice.