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Ophelia by Cristina Robles

The young woman in Cristina Robles’ pictures seems absent, sad and a bit gloomy. Referring to Shakespeare’s character Ophelia, from the well known tragedy ‘Hamlet’, she creates images with a strong pictorial language. The much depicted theme has also captured Cristina Robles and her fascination with a young woman full of desperation, disillusioned and broken, that drowns in a brook. The Spanish photographer captures the sensitive and fragile expression of Ophelia’s seemingly great ease, touching the viewer with her strong imagery and surreal seeming scenes in an unexpected way.

All images © Cristina Robles

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