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Now that she knew where he lived, she spent many an evening and many a night on the water near the palace. She would swim much nearer the shore than any of the others ventured to do… She peeped out from among the green rushes, and if the wind caught her long silvery-white veil, those who saw it believed it to be a swan, spreading out its wings.

The Little Mermaid

About the Story

One of the ideas from Hans Christian Andersen’s original story that always stuck with me was this: “every step you take it will feel as if you were treading upon sharp knives.” It’s a rather sad story.

About the Image

While “The Little Mermaid” was never one of my favorite fairy tales, I had a blast on this shoot with Brooke. I love so many of these shots, and I’m looking forward to doing it again. I have more mermaid images in my head I want to try. (I’d even love to do a mermaid lagoon/neverland image. Thoughts?)

Further Reading

Here’s a link to the long, sad story.