“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?
Please contact me for anything further…