Curious Underwater Photos of Actors Playing Shakespeare Characters

We were fascinated by Tim Tadder’s Fish Heads, a series of photos that captures subjects’ heads as they break through the surface of water, but we’re even more taken with the Los Angeles-based photographer’s newest aquatic endeavor. For Immersion, Tadder recruited graduate students from the University of San Diego’s acting program and snapped their pictures as they portrayed famous Shakespearean characters — underwater. The collection features characters including Romeo, Titania, Ariel, Macbeth, and Lady Macbeth. See if you can figure out who’s who after the jump, and visit Tadder’s website and Behance page for more of his work.

Photo credit: Tim Tadder