A soft reflection on a place you call home. Reminiscing on memories of her youth, photographer Carissa Gallo revisits images from childhood, dripping in nostalgia and sun-drenched shores, with her photo-essay, "I Grew Up In Sunshine Land". Collaborating with fellow San Diego natives, each scene, each location, each piece of clothing in the series links back to memories of adolescence, curiously contrasting the child within and her present self. 

Get lost in a true Californian escape—sand, surf, and a drive down memory lane.


Carissa Gallo is a photographer and director in Los Angeles, CA. She dedicates her time to directing content and campaigns, both locally and internationally. She is the co-founder of Sea Chant, with her partner, Andrew Gallo, a creative studio specializing in visual storytelling. 

Her recent work includes clients like Nike, Levi's, Intel, Lincoln Motor Co, as well as editorials like Real Simple, Kinfolk, and Frankie Magazine.

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