PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE PARKE   The idea for this shoot sprang forth when Shannon Dawn Rauch invited me to the secret archives of the legendary Morris Costumes in Charlotte, North Carolina—a cavernous attic space full of endless racks of vintage costumes...
You could say that professional mermaiding began in 1904, when young Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman dove into a glass tank at the Melbourne Exhibition Hall and swam with eels and seals and tropical fish as a crowd gathered and...
Photography by Marketa Novak | Model: Marie Kružíková Renčová Temptresses from the deep, with beautiful faces and seductive voices, luring sailors to their death. Wicked profiteers who pick a shipwreck clean of its riches and line their lairs with fallen...
"My country straddles an interesting line,” says Syrena, Singapore’s first professional mermaid and founder of the Singapore Mermaid School. “We’ve been very much Westernized for years now, but we’re of course also an Asian country. So there’s this balance of liberalism...