Building on the skills from Beginning Darkroom, this class also encourages students to work on an artistic theme throughout the course, culminating in two final prints that work as a series. Youth will use a variety of cameras, manual and automatic and more advanced technical skills are introduced, depending on the student level. 120 film and medium format cameras can be incorporated as well.
Must have prior darkroom experience!
My name is Azura.
My theme for this quarter was dynamic poses.
I took around 48 photos of my friend Betty doing different poses. I only had time to print one but I loved quite a few of them. I'm proud of the contrast I got in them, this one didn't come out how I was hoping since I'm not used to printing so large.
Thanks to tally for helping out and to Youth In Focus for everything they do.
Hi my name is Betty, I’m 16, and this is my third youth in focus class. My theme for my photos is a dreamy and cinematic feel, almost like a film still.
The lighthouse photo is what most felt like a movie to me, I was very inspired by Wes Anderson and wanted to achieve the same level of symmetry in my work.
My name is Luna, I’m a queer, boricua artist, baker, and poet, and more recently a photographer and darkroom lover too! I’ve been creating my whole life, but photography is a pretty new interest of mine as of 2 years ago, and I’ve been loving it ever since!
A lot of my photos are of my family and about my experience in this life, and I love to create soft and moody pictures. I have a lot of bad luck in the darkroom for some reason, but I’ve learned to use that as an advantage to get the murky moods I like!
This photo is of my siblings hands, they are passing an apple slice.
I wanted this picture to be warm, nostalgic even.
I think, sharing food with family is an intimate act, and I wanted to capture that.
Being close with your siblings is a beautiful thing, but there will always be a bit of grief knowing that the people who understand me the most, are growing up, and one day we’ll all move on.
So I’m glad I captured this little moment in time.
This image was taken right outside of Youth in Focus. I was finishing a role of film and I said to myself “that would look really cool in black and white”. The way I want others to feel when looking at my photo is calm, dreamy, and still. I also like the way it looks never ending. What I was imaging when I took this photo was that it looked like it could never stop. To me it is a reminder to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
The photos I took during this class influenced me and made me love taking more pictures of the city and landscapes. What I was imagining when I took these photos was that everyone looking at it would stop and breathe.
My name is Sam. This was my third time doing darkroom photography. My goal was to explore more in Washington and go to farther away places. My final image is of rusty barbed wire at Northern State Recreation area which is an abandoned mental hospital. I wanted to go with an eerie and dark theme this quarter, and I like to print darker. I feel like I could get lost in this picture.
Originally, I had intended to photograph the DIY music scene and alternative subcultures within Seattle. I attended shows, I took photos, and when I got my film back, the photos came out as unintentional light paintings. I still feel as though the photos represent the feeling of the punk scene in Seattle, although not shown on the surface.