Clockwork Orange

Photos by Dara Swan

Solenne Spitalier

Photo Series: "Clockwork Orange" by Dara Swan

I love the way that photography allows us to capture the world as it is but in a way that can abstract and make us think about things visually that we might usually not notice. I also love how I see myself in my own photos based on the ways I compose and construct them, even when the picture is not strictly a self portrait. My “clockwork orange” series was a response to a Photo II assignment. I interpreted the prompt as encouraging us, the class, to play with inorganic and organic substances. I used plastic, foil, and paper to contrast more human and organic textures, and attempted to engage in abstraction.
— Dara Swan