Strong Women of Shakespeare's Plays
I challenged myself in this series of Shakespeare's strong female characters to combine portraits with nature landscapes. Shakespeare's plays have many female characters that are examples of strength. They are also complex in their choices and actions. Many of the characteristics of these strong women transcend from the world of literature into the realities our time today. I know that it has been said that Shakespeare used "Nature" as another character or plot device in his plays so I wanted to create composite portraits that have a dominate component of nature. I also challenged myself to simply merge two photos together and I used the composite alone to experiment with create light, shadows and textures without heavy editing in the post processing.