George Guy: Photography Gallery


Project Title: Mental Illnesses and Perception

My project explores differing mental illnesses and their perception through abstraction and distortion, both from the perspective of people personally affected by mental conditions, and from an outsider’s perception of them. I predominantly experimented with overlaying semi-transparent photographs, projection depicting self-harm and utilising adjusting hues and oversaturation to make colours within the photos uncharacteristically vibrant. Through my heavily edited shoots I have expressed both the stigmatization of mental illness in the media and the effects these illnesses have on a perception’s of both themselves and the world around them.

My final pieces are replicative of how many mental illnesses are often overgeneralized into an amalgamation of symptoms, expressed through the collaged layering of many different dramatized edits.

I am going on to study Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts.