Kit Young is a master printer, and inspired photographer. If you want to know what someone with a true clear ‘vision’ is, then Kit is it. Hard contrast against beautiful tonality and shape create striking images that are soft and relaxing to the eye while holding a feeling of secrecy, like you are seeing something very private and personal to him.
“While I began taking photographs several years ago, I only started taking the medium of photography seriously when I discovered the hands-on nature of black-and-white film and what are now referred to as ‘traditional’ printing methods. For me, nothing else will do. Film photography allows me to consider my work over time as part of a creative process. I thoroughly enjoy printing my own negatives. Every moment spent in the darkroom gives me a chance to reflect on what I have done and learn from my mistakes. I’m not one for planning individual photographs or indeed photography projects. Instead, I take photographs on the spur of the moment. The four sides of the negative are my point of reference – they enable the viewer to see what I have seen.”