Simone Darcy is a photomedia artist based in Newcastle, Australia. She is currently studying her MFA in photography at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney. She worked as a sessional lecturer in Photography from 2011-2015. In 2016 She will be an artist-in-residence at The National Maritime Museum, Sydney. Her work has been shown in galleries nationally and internationally.

Simone’s ongoing project Family of Trees is an abstract journey through life and loss, surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and the shadows that are always present.

Solitary Bird, all images courtesy of Simone Darcy.

Q. If you should describe your photography as only 3 keywords, what would you do?

Solitude, Abstraction, Desire.

My work is personal yet it draws on feelings and connections that are universal.

Q. If there are the reasons why we should take a photograph while we live, what do you say?

We all want to make sense of this world and we all want to be remembered, photography is our contemporary language.

Q. What is the most impressive quotation on photography?

For now, I would share these beautiful words.

“Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire.” by Roland Barthes.