guy aceto photo

Photography, graphic design, photo research, Illustration and then some.

Finder of lost images, creator of new ones.  My work has been an eclectic mix of rock and roll and JP-4.  As comfortable with an X-Acto knife as I am with Photoshop. I learned the “craft” somewhere between Lamp Black and Pagemaker, Amberlith and inDesign. I believe that it’s as important to know your way around Caslon’s delicate serifs and the “avant” of Avant Guard Gothic, as it is to master the clone tool, RAW files and “collect for output.”

 

Travel

Should you stay, or should you go?

Go.

It’s really that simple. It doesn’t matter if it’s a walk around the block or 14 hours in a cramped 747 to Hong Kong, get out there. See something new, meet someone you don’t have anything in common with and find out … you actually do. Open your eyes, listen, laugh and order the meatloaf at that little diner in the old part of town.

Guangzhou, China

Rt. 15 near Dillsberg, Pennsylvania

Shamian Island, Guangzhou, China

Watkins Glen, New York

Death Valley

Ocean Grove, New Jersey

 

The Bio

A native of western New York, roots in Pittsburgh, living in the suburbs of Washington DC. Able to drive straight through to Asbury Park, New Jersey blindfolded.

I count myself lucky enough to have grown up in a house full of creativity, creativity that was nurtured and  encouraged. Equal parts sawdust, homemade pasta sauce, blocks of wood carefully crafted into a child’s chair or carved into a coffee scoop.

Blog

My Hometown

  After eighteen years of growing up in a small town in western New York, I professed my heartfelt feelings by wanting to get as far away from it as I possibly could. I can’t stress that enough, I wanted to get the hell outta dodge and put that place far, far behind me. I …

Battlefields

Belleau Wood, Antietam, Okinawa, they’re all real, physical places, you can stand there, “on this spot,” the battle was won or lost, history changed. It’s a tangible thing that, for some, puts the moment in perspective. For others, there are no broad sunlit fields with the occasional statue or memorial. For the flier, it’s a …

Going Home

The past few weeks have been particularly difficult. I suddenly found myself in an empty house, the house I grew up in. It’s a place I know intimately, every nook, every corner. Not entirely certain of what to do next, I cooked. I made myself some dinner and filled the kitchen with smells that make …

Photography, graphic design, photo research, Illustration and then some.

Finder of lost images, creator of new ones.  My work has been an eclectic mix of rock and roll and JP-4.  As comfortable with an X-Acto knife as I am with Photoshop. I learned the “craft” somewhere between Lamp Black and Pagemaker, Amberlith and inDesign. I believe that it’s as important to know your way around Caslon’s delicate serifs and the “avant” of Avant Guard Gothic, as it is to master the clone tool, RAW files and “collect for output.”