Rachel Garastik is a midwest artist and student who’s passionate about visual storytelling and community engagement.

Her work reflects the strange kinship she often feels with the people depicted in vernacular photographs and the frustration that comes with never knowing who they are or what they go on to become. The vernacular photographs themselves speak to the universality of moments lost in childhood and by manipulating them, she plays out personal fantasies of imagined memories, projecting and preserving her insecurities and regrets.