Shawn Young

Photographs / Archive

A series of photos relating to my life, friends, interests, and travels. The most recent collections are at the top.

If you take the time to look through these photos, you'll recognize a progression in the images. For the most part, I didn't start thinking seriously about photography until around 2010. Since then, I've started to consider the process more, and to try to close the space between my idea of a subject and the image that results.

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Hawaii (April–May 2013)

Snapshots from the windward side and North Shore of Oahu, with a few from Maui. Taken with an iPhone 4, GoPro Hero 3 (Black Edition), and a Lumix GH2 camera + 20mm f/1.7 lens. The trip was in April and May of 2013.

Hawaii (February 2012)

A small collection of photographs from windward Oahu, the North Shore, and Kauai. Taken during a trip in early February 2012.  More after the jump…

Hawaii (2008–2011)

Snapshots from trips taken between March 2008 and December 2010.

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Years ago, the guys in this band were all Vaishnava monks that played really heavy music. The whole thing was a little paradoxical, but it made it interesting. I saw them again in 2009 and took some photos with a cheap point and shoot.

Haiti

Images from a quick trip to Port Au Prince in June 2008. Taken with a cheap camera phone, which I guess adds to the impressionistic quality of the photos. I'd seen lots of poverty before, but Haiti was a bit of a surreal place to go.

Baja California

A few shots from a quick Thanksgiving trip down to Northern Baja in 2007.

Wayne County, Utah

A series of photos taken between 2006 and 2008. I lived in a little town called Loa, which was about an hour drive from anywhere. The winters were long, the summers were short and cool, and the people were really nice. I loved it there.

Miscellaneous Shots (2003–2005)

A small collection of favorite miscellaneous photos, taken between 2003 and 2005.

England (2003–2004)

Selected photos from when I was at graduate school. Taken in Oxford and various places around the UK.

Paris and Southern France

A handful of photos taken in 2003 and 2004.

Washington State

Selected photos taken between September, 2003 and July, 2004. The shots were taken with a Nikon D100 using a Nikkor 70-200 lens. This was a nice camera for the time and, in my case, the equipment basically did all the work…

Music

As a teenager in the late 1980s, I was into a genre of music that was simply called "hardcore". The sound had a good revival run in the late 1990s. I took these photographs between 1998 and 2000.

Freestyle

I did a BMX fanzine in my first couple years of high school and took a lot of pictures with an old Pentax 35mm camera that my dad had. Most of the photos were lost over the years. Here are a few that I have left...

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