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The Swimmer

The Swimmer

These illustrations are visual responses to the short story 'The Swimmer' by John Cheever. They deal with the topic of the protagonists failing memory and his gradual breakdown over the course of the story.

I manipulated found photography to create these images to give them a very real sense of a time and place. The viewer is made to piece together a jumbled series of hints towards locations and characters.