Hamlet Photoshop Collage

I wanted to illustrate a scene from Hamlet on the pages of the play, so it looked as though the text was coming to life. Combined, the elements seem old and otherworldly, but in reality they are here and now: the book belongs to my grandpa, “Ophelia” is my sister (I owe her a favour) and the riverbanks are in Vancouver’s VanDusen Gardens.

I shot the photos myself, so I encountered a few challenges in that regard: I spent a long time hunting through thrift shops for a suitable dress and convincing staff at local pools to let me take photos during their public swim.