Resurrecting Ophelia is a series of conceptual self-portraits exploring the archetype of Ophelia. These images explore the idea of water as both womb and tomb —the element of water as it relates to birth, death, and regression. Ideas of isolation and alienation are prominent for me in this series, as Ophelia presents herself to me as both the demanding and the contemplative ghost.
Inspired by the moods of Pre-Raphaelite paintings and early narrative photography, these photographs were made with available light and without heavy post-processing or digital effects. All of the effects in this series were created in-camera using various surfaces such as positioning of the scene behind glass, veils, screens and handmade textures.