Ophelia’s Rest is a collaborative series between fashion photographer Tess Everett and artist Buff Diss, taking inspiration from Shakespeare’s character Ophelia. Working solely in the medium of tape, Buff Diss has built a sprawling graphic landscape reflecting the character’s thwart mental journey. All throughout this landscape, Everett has deftly captured her subjects, contrasting kinetic linear states with fierce beauty. The series pulls the viewer through the aesthetics of bliss and madness, forcing the question - was Ophelia’s tale one of tragic submission or defiance.


Photographer: Tess Everett
Artist: BUFFdiss
Stylist: Josie McManus
Hair & make up artist: Georgia Ramman
Models: Rhiannon and Kirstie B from Giant