Project info

This work shows the activities of a group of people who share a numinous interest in the escapist act of dressing as mermaids. Whether outwardly using this as a means of escaping reality, or as a theatrical act for payment, the shared need to escape is a common characteristic amongst this diverse but still marginal community that see themselves as very different from cosplay or role-players.

Closely working with four different Merfolk from very different backgrounds, these images form part of a long term documentary series exploring escapism, gender, marginalisation and the phenomenon of the 'homeless mind' often caused by the modernisation of everyday life.