A while back I began a series of photographs inspired by some of my favorite childhood tales and storybook characters. This particular shoot is based on the The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen (You can read the full version here.) Though the original story is much more gruesome and melancholy than the tale most of us are familiar with, I wanted to steer clear of the "Disney-fied" image -- Makenna Bond agreed. We kept it simple (no tails involved!) and ventured out to battle the wind. This girl is such a rock star.
"I would give gladly all the hundreds of years that I have to live, to be a human being only for one day, and to have the hope of knowing the happiness of that glorious world above the stars."
- Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid