a long time ago i saw a beautiful painting of Ophelia from Hamlet done by John Everett Millais
and i've always kind of been inspired by it and thought it would be cool if i ever had the chance to do a photo like this.
i've seen photos of people trying their hand at it and last week inspiration kinda hit when my mom was watering our indoor plants...in the bathtub...
like this! :D :
we have one of those detachable showerhead things and she uses it as a hose to water all the plants and i thought, "o this'll be cool to use for that ophelia photo i've been wanting to take" only instead of water, i'd be "drowning" in plants.
i dunno, much more floral and i thought i'd be pretty cool.
but jeez, was it hard to do! i couldn't fit in with all the plants and laydown all within 10 seconds [[self timer]] plus i had no photographer to help me so my trusty tripod was there the whole way :]
so yea...it was in my bathtub...not the best amount of room but, hey, gotta work with whatcha got ;]
also, after a couple of failed attempts of trying to lie down in my bathtub w the plants i just decided to do away with them all [[ who needs 'em? *humph* >:]]
and also, you can obviously see i moved on to trying to use fabric to symbolize/replace water.
i could've very well used water and just have it like that, but i didn't really want to fill up my bathtub and i thought it would be a waste of water :/ also i think i would've been terrified if i had somehow gotten my camera wet somewhere during the shoot. [[no photographer -,-]]
does using fabric in this way make me cheesey? i think so. just a little bit. haha but again, gotta work with what i have :]
i tried to do something like this too with my fabric but alas, it wasn't as sheer. so i kinda...just draped it on my head. haha kinda wish it moved more like water but eh, whattaya gonna do? -,-
i'd like to try this again [[with help]] but for now, i hope you guys enjoy :]
necklace-christmas gift from jan :]