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Chronicles of Mermaids have been told for centuries in the form of legends and fairy tales. And, now a new story is told wit the Mermaids of Hollywood App for iPhone and iPad devices. Images of this sea queen have haunted artists in their efforts to bring the beauty, sexuality and mystery of the mermaid to life. The role of mythology is ever changing in society and it is with this in mind that photographer Mark Anderson has captured contemporary images of this mythical creature as she may appear in today’s society.
We’re all familiar with the playful modern mermaid of Walt Disney’s The Little Mermaid and of Darryl Hannah’s depiction of the human/animal creature in Splash. But lurking behind these light figures is the sadness and mystery of the mermaid’s plight. Using over 60 female stars of the entertainment world, Photographer Mark Anderson brings us photos that weave together a never before seen perspective on what life could be like if Mermaids lived amongst us. His fantastical representations place the mermaid in often-unexplored territories to expose the roles to which we assign modern women: as sexualized beings, as temptresses, as mothers/daughters, and as creatures themselves constrained and created by myth.
The Mermaids of Hollywood iOS App features the work of Mark Anderson who has captured contemporary images of this mythical creature as she may appear in today’s society. Over 60 women of entertainment are featured in these striking images, including Lisa Edelstein, Anna Faris, Maggie Grace and more.