If you are familiar with Shakespeare’s Hamlet, or the painting by John Everet Milias, you will already know Ophelia, beautiful innocent, niave Ophelia. Deep sorrow and despair following rejection by Hamlet and the death of her father drive her to the lake in which she drowns.
This modern interpretation of Ophelia is serene, sensual and strong. She retreats to the garden out of grief and despair but draws on her surroundings to become stronger, despite the loss and betrayal. She learns to free herself through acceptance and forgiveness – though she will never forget!
Model – Felicity Schubert
Photography & Styling – Naomi Mawson