Black Water – Ophelia falls | Underwater Fine Art

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Black Water – Ophelia falls | Underwater Fine Art

After finishing the series of  The Everlasting Wonderer, we made use of the beautiful light to get more images here. With all the flower petals floating around and the fact that we were already shooting with an old and torn wedding dress, the story of Ophelia came to mind… So, this is simply an impromptu take on the death of Ophelia as she sinks and succumbs to the deep.

Like a great lily

‘On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping
White Ophelia floats like a great lily;
Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils…
– In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.
For more than a thousand years sad Ophelia
Has passed, a white phantom, down the long black river.
For more than a thousand years her sweet madness
Has murmured its ballad to the evening breeze.
The wind kisses her breasts and unfolds in a wreath
Her great veils rising and falling with the waters;
The shivering willows weep on her shoulder,
The rushes lean over her wide, dreaming brow…’
Arthur Rimbaud, ‘Ophelia’
Taken from 11|


A few behind-the-scenes shots of the day:

Model: Elsa Bleda
Set assistant (…and occasional make-up): Johan Baird
Thanks again Catherine Terblance for the use of your awesome pool!

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