Scott Alario

Scott Alario's photographs depart from a collaborative process in which he, his partner and their children work together to stage and perform each scene.  Alario's experimental approach to portraiture includes the use of multiple exposure, color separation, and macro lenses, to document the movement and actions of the young members of his family: "I’m looking for: unseeable squirming, shifting, and growth, arms flailing in ecstasy, or light slowly moving across our walls."  

Alario received a MFA in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2006.  His work has been discussed in The New Yorker, American Photo, Collector Daily, Time Lightbox, and, and is included in the collection of the RISD Museum, Providence, RI, among others.

Can you tell us about your collaboration with NAMU?

If NAMU is ever in need of photography I'm always up for it. I never know what to expect. maybe we'll be in a hot air balloon or rolling 100s of feet of fabric down a grassy hill at sun rise.. or having a pool party.. it's always exciting. I hope I can bring my art practice to the photo table as well, playing with the images in post production to distort and layer, riffing with NAMU's wild eye for color, pattern, texture.

What do you love about making things?

Making things is love. It's all I want to do, and I kind of need to do it to feel right.  As a destructive type person, construction is a chance to balance it all out.

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