Description by Nina Intermediate Black and White Fall 2008
Artist Statement: 'This is a picture of persimmons taken at one of the produce vendors stands in Pike Place Market. Quick shot, no framing, happy with the way it turned out. I especially love the upper leafy stem portions of the fruit, I think it's a beautiful naturally occurring embellishment and gives the fruit its texture and flare. Took quite a long time to print it just right.
Photography has been a positive release for me, providing me a way to constantly stay busy and productive, which sends a sense of achievement to my being.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Hope you enjoy my photos.'
The purchase of this photo goes to support Youth in Focus, a non-profit organization providing free photography classes to teens; proceeds are split between the student artist and Youth in Focus.
The mission of Youth in Focus is to empower urban teens, through photography, to experience their world in new ways and make positive changes in their lives.
Youth in Focus gives local youth the opportunity to express themselves visually in a supportive environment. Classes with Youth in Focus ignite the imagination and provide valuable life and work skills. For information, call 206.723.1479 or visit www.youthinfocus.org.