Together in Youth and Light: Photos by Justin Gonyea
Multiple exposures that explores the coming of age of youth and the struggle to find identity through portraiture.
At the age when we are caught between who we were brought up to be and who we are destined to become, the subjects of this exploration in conceptual serial photography build a visual index for what is arguably the most trying period in a lifetime.
Through the process of exposing film multiple times, the portraits become fragmented and faint—sometimes rendering the initial subject unidentifiable. The resulting images are forming simulacra of the struggle to find identity amidst the pull of nature versus nurture.Justin Gonyea is a photographer and designer based in Vermont.