Now that spring has sprung, fashion photographers are headed to the beach and are finding inspiration below the waves, inspiring a vast array of mermaid photoshoots.
Mermaid-esque "fishtography" has bubbled up in countless fashion editorials and spreads, capturing coral colors and underwater whimsy. Clad in clams and sequins, the mer-models depict the very essence of mythical mermaids. All of these photographs share the commonalities of vibrant background colors of bright, blinding blues and seaweed greens. These colors contrast the models swimmingly, allowing them to stand out boldly against the background. Their poses are natural and long, so it seems as if they are swimming, and suspended in water.
Some spreads don't take a literal mermaid approach, but subtly hint at the theme. These models lounge near bodies of water with flowing hair and sequined costumes.
These mythical mermaid photoshoots give their respective company's product or service an air of mystery and mythicism.
From Submerged Dreamtorials to Gothic Mermaids
Erich Valo Dives Deep for Surreal Photography
Mermaid-Like Celebrity Shoots
Marie Claire June 2010 Jennifer Lopez Spread Is Stunningly Alluring
Modern Mermaid Photography
The 'Living With a Handicap' Series by Lenka Klodova
Jasper Huang's Fashion Blends Fantasy With the Future
Modern Mermaid Fashion
The Yana Karpova L'Officiel Russia June 2010 Spread Goes Aquatic
Pierre dal Corsa Shoots Blue and Glittery Beautiful Subjects
Sensual Shore Shoots
The Missy Rayder WSJ Magazine March 2011 Editorial Gets Beached
'Submerge' by Soon Tong for Amica Singapore June 2010 Heads Underwater
Magnificent Mermaid Spreads
The Emily DiDonato Shoot Glistens with Liquid Luxury
Solve Sundsbo Captures Alla Kostromichova as 'The Girl From Atlantis'
The Startling Photography of Annie Bertram
Mermaid Photo Shoots
Legendary Matthew Rolston Shoots For America's Next Top Model
Underwater Fairytale Photography
Little Girl Mermaid Imagery by Elena Kalis