The Composed series was inspired by Jane Austin’s Sense and Sensibility, wherein the character’s sorrows and joys “could have no moderation”.  Mak photographed writers, actors, visual artists and other individuals. Working in the darkroom with film negatives, she superimposed a layer of painted lines and motifs that alludes to the artist’s sensibility. Blending content with colours and shapes, the resulting image shifts from a portrait to a poetic picture. 

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