Immersion by Tim Tadder is a continuation of the American photographer's underwater portrait series. While his Fish Head series revolved around the average Jill and Joe, this photoshoot focuses on more theatrical individuals. Specifically, it captures students from the University of San Diego's Master's of Fine Arts and Acting program as they channel Shakespeare characters. They use "water's natural surface tension to create incredible textured backgrounds as they dive through the surface," according to the Los Angeles-based photographer.
Full of raw emotion and iconic characters, Immersion by Tim Tadder invites viewers to match the portrait with the play it was inspired by. Rife with movement, submersion and intensity, these plays include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Immersion by Tim Tadder is Full of Emotional Intensity
1. Underwater Art - Opportunities exist for artists to create immersive underwater art experiences that capture raw emotion and iconic characters.
2. Theatrical Immersion - There is potential for theatrical productions to use water's natural surface tension to create incredible textured backgrounds for immersive performances.
3. Shakespearean Inspiration - As demonstrated by Tim Tadder's Immersion, there is a growing trend of using Shakespearean characters and plays as inspiration for contemporary art and photography.
1. Art - Artists can incorporate underwater photography and theatrical elements to create immersive and emotionally intense art experiences, disrupting the traditional gallery experience.
2. Theatre - The theatre industry can use underwater photography and immersive performances to create unique and unforgettable theatre experiences, disrupting the traditional stage performance.
3. Higher Education - Universities and colleges can explore opportunities for combining traditional theatre and fine arts programs with underwater photography and immersive experiences, disrupting traditional curriculum offerings.