Self-Care and Reflection
My photographs are moments in my life that I captured, good and bad. Some pictures are burning, even though I may be smiling I was dealing with a mental battle within myself. I decided that burning some of the pictures was a way to release some of those harsh memories and focus on the good parts in life. Presenting them like a diary gives more insight into the thoughts behind the pictures and my life. I really wanted to put myself in a vulnerable position and convey the raw and real me. The new photographs are full of openness and light and symbolize new beginnings, a new era of Alyssa.
Photographers who influenced me were Dionne Lee and Kelli M. Perletti. They didn’t necessarily use old pictures and new pictures like me, but they did have that authenticity behind the photographs. They really inspired me to use memories and attempt to give a rawness to my photographs.
About the Photographer:
Alyssa Gutto was born in Saratoga Springs NY on April 1, 2001. She went to Saratoga Springs High School and started the SUNY Adirondack ECCA (Early College Career Academy) program her junior year of high school. She will be graduating from SUNY Adirondack with her A.A.S in Media Arts. She plans to get a better job while keeping graphic design “in her handbag” for future purposes.