'Dear, Ophelia' by Brittany Chretien Heads to an Eerie Forest

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Aug 4 2011 • References: &
Photographer Brittany Chretien captures a contemplative model in 'Dear, Ophelia.' I can't help but wonder if the shoot's title is a play on the infamous suicidal character in Shakespeare's 'Hamlet.' The first image of the model laying on a bench in the forest setting reminds me of John Millais' painting of Ophelia from 1850.

We've seen a number of photo shoots that play on Shakespearean themes. I've included some of my favorites here.

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