Macbeth feels like one of the more memorably visual plays … which makes choosing a quotation for a poster all the more difficult.
So why choose this one? Partly because of the pieces I had at my disposal. I only have one witch, which made some of the other scenes I might have interpreted difficult without a lot of photoshopping, and I prefer as much as possible to get my shots right ‘in camera’ … plus, I adore the drama inherent in shrugging off your humanity (as well as femininity), and making that terrible pact with the devil.
Having said that, I can’t believe this will be the only Macbeth shot I take.
So this wasn’t Photoshopped? Only really to recolour the ‘devil’ creature red. The original is grey, as Lego fans will know.
Did you consider using smoke for this one? Absolutely. But I didn’t want to overdo the ‘trick’ and devalue it. Also, there is no ‘smoke’ in Lady Macbeth’s intentions. Whilst the consequences are unforeseen, her decision is made and unambiguous …