This has been a difficult and, at times, frustrating task, as identity, identity portrayal and identity representation are all intricate, complex and often fluidly shifting concepts. Ultimately, through these individual portraits I capture the essence of the Portland heavy metal community as a whole, and turn it into art.
- Gita Castallian
Gita was gifted an old 1970s Nikon35mm camera for her 12th birthday and fell immediately in love. She clearly remembers her outlook on life changing when she held the camera. She specializes in portrait photography. She believes that the creation and portrayal of an image becomes a collective effort. It is the play between objectivity and subjectivity and portraiture’s portrayal of identity that has fascinated Gita the most.