As long as I can remember, I desperately wanted to do a shoot inspired by the famous painting 'Ophelia' (1851, John Everett Millais). When Fien Mertens asked me if I would want to work with her, I immediately saw a potential Ophelia in her. Together with make-up artist Alisa Acx we created our own series of 'Ophelia'.
I asked around to borrow a long white dress and eventually got it from a friend. The shoot took place at the 21st of september in the early evening. We did the make-up in my living room and I was very relieved that the dress (size xs) was perfect for Fien!
We drove to Blaarmeerssen, a recreation parc in Ghent, and walked around looking for the perfect spot in the water. The first shot I made was this one, where her hair was still dry and floated on the water:
We loved the effect of her hair floating on the water, so we tried to dry her hair again but that didn't really worked... but I also like the wet hair on the rest of the pictures.
This series got published in Féroce Magazine. You can find my published work here.
What do you think of this series?
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