Quinn Blackburn is an impressive young man. Everyone at Huntington High School knows this about the senior, but Huntington Camera Club members learned it recently as well.
The Huntington Camera Club contacted four school districts and asked them to choose a top photography student whose work “stood out” to create a 20 minute presentation for club members.
Huntington High School photography teacher Pamela Piffard chose Mr. Blackburn, who is interning with the art teacher and whose work is simply spectacular.
Mr. Blackburn utilized a PowerPoint presentation that included many samples of his work as well as some short video clips. It kept the Huntington Camera Club members engaged. He touched upon his experiences in the darkroom and well as with digital editing and the use of Adobe Illustrator software.
“Quinn did an outstanding job taking the audience through his photographic and visual arts journey in the Huntington High School arts program,” said Darin Reed, the Huntington Camera Club’s president. “I was truly impressed with his mastery across multiple disciplines and his ability to combine these skillsets to produce beautiful and thought provoking work. I believe Quinn has a very bright future ahead of him. I look forward to following his progress.”
Northport, Commack and Syosset also sent one representative who each made a 20 minute presentation. “I loved seeing the other three students’ work, as it was fairly different from mine,” Mr. Blackburn said. “Each student had such a unique theme and it inspired me to dig deeper into my photography.”
Mrs. Piffard said she chose Mr. Blackburn for the presentation because of his verbal eloquence and the strength of his portfolio. “Quinn is always striving to be the best artist he can be and we are very lucky to have the Huntington Camera Club supporting our young artists,” the veteran Huntington faculty member said.
Mr. Blackburn and the others made their presentations in the Huntington Public Library’s lower auditorium. The club set aside time for a Q&A with the teenage photographers.