Casting Call: Ophelia Submerged 2020

Casting Call: Ophelia Submerged 2020

Casting Call: Ophelia Submerged 2020
Ophelia Submerged XLVIII – Sarah

“There’s fennel for you, and columbines; there’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays. O, you must wear your rue with a difference. “

— Ophelia, William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

The Ophelia Submerged series has been going since 2008. At it’s heart it’s romantic imagery of young women in long flowing garb and/or fabrics, in the water. But over the years, the theme has expanded, evolved and mutated into something so broad that you can make your own mark and bring something different to the set, should you wish to do so.

The Nitty Gritty Details:

Typically in a fresh-water lake or river near Victoria BC, Canada

From now until the middle of September. We typically shoot early-ish morning, to avoid potential crowds in the public parks

How Long Will This Take?
I try to book a four-hour time-slot, factoring in travel time and preparations. Time in the water is usually between 90 minutes and two-hours.

What to Bring:
The wardrobe you’re going to wear
Accessories (Jewelry, hats, parasols, fabrics, anything else you can think of!)
Sandals or water-shoes (many of the streams are rocky and lake-beds can be muddy)
A towel & a change of dry clothes
A garbage-bag (for the wet stuff, after)
Sun-screen & bug-spray (if you think you might need it)

This is neither a paid nor paying shoot. In exchange for signing a model release form, you will be formally licensed to use the images as you wish.

Any other Questions?
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Ophelia Submerged LXV – Bethany

Ophelia Submerged LXV – Bethany

Ophelia Submerged LXV - Bethany

Geez… I thought it was cold before.

This time, we’d scheduled the shoot weeks prior. But it had been raining all night and it was cold. I didn’t want do it. I didn’t want to get into the lake. I knew that the rain would provide a fantastic dappling effect, and I liked working with this model. But… oh, it was going to be ugly, and wet, and cold. I was going to be miserable. Chances are, I’d go home and sleep through the rest of the day.

I left it too late to cancel anything–because I really wanted to shoot with her. She’s fun. And she’d spent a bunch of time doing the makeup for this. So, I picked her up and we discussed maybe shooting somewhere else and not going into the water. But by the time we got up the Malahat drive, there were spots of sun… She mad more faith than I did.

See more of Bethany on Instagram

Ophelia Submerged LXIV – Samantha

Ophelia Submerged LXIV – Samantha

Ophelia Submerged LXIV - Samantha
Ophelia Submerged XLIV – May 2020

The start of the 2020 Ophelias…

It might’ve been a little early, but I hadn’t done an Ophelia for so long and with the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing, I’d delayed getting in the water. After a lackluster 2019 (only one water-shoot through all of that year), I’d really wanted to hit the lake a lot this year…

Spectacle lake is a pretty warm lake year-round, but in May, it was a little colder than usual. If you ask Rosalia Grey, it was much colder than usual! Rosalia Grey provided her own wardrobe and styling. The seasonal colors provided so much complement I was so pleased. It was a good kick-off to this year’s Ophelia Submerged series…

See more of Rosalia Grey at: Instagram Cosplay, Instagram 18+, TikTok

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