I wish my bank would stop using security questions that are subjective and thus changeable. Sure, I can name my “favorite person from history,” but am I going to remember what I said when you ask me again in two years?
Mermaids feature in tales and myths across many cultures. When visualising mermaids we are drawn to specific imagery, from pre-photographic expressions in painting and sculpture to more recent, animated versions.
The project Milk & Sea is a photographic exploration of how to connect these mythical females to the real world; what could mermaids’ stories be if the mermaids were living now in contemporary conditions? Where would they live? What would they do? Who would they actually be …..?
I travelled to different countries looking for inspiration and stories, and looking for local girls who felt a bit different or special. Influenced by the places, the cultures and the girls’ real lives, I created narratives that I then staged for the tableau photographs.
(Shown are Iceland, the Czech Republic and Germany.)
Happy 23rd birthday, Bradley. I miss you like crazy… come visit us soon!