The shipwreck of Meduse in 1810, inspired "The Raft of Medusa", by Theodore Géricault. Icon of French Romanticism. The history books say a raft carrying 146 men and one woman were piled into hastily built raft. The main ship ran into a sandbank. Other boats attempted to tow the 147 manned boat to safety but lost them after some 60 miles or so. For sustenance the crew of the raft had only a bag of ship's biscuits (consumed on the first day), two casks of water (lost overboard during fighting) and a few casks of wine. After thirteen days the raft was rescued by accident. At that time only 15 survivors were left. The others had been killed off by their comrades, starved to death or thrown themselves into the sea in despair. The incident was a huge embarrassment to the French monarchy.
This shoot uses inspirations of this shipwreck and tries to capture the emotions and thoughts through a possible female survivor of the events that took place. The concept is very loosely based.