Freeze | MERMAIDS Fantasy Photoshoot

THE WORLD mermaid is a combination of the Old English mere (sea) and maid (young woman). In folklore, a mermaid is depicted as an aquatic creature having a female human upper body, the tail of a fish, and with a long flowing hair.The Sirens in Greek mythology, the dangerous creatures who lured sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast, may have influenced the idea of mermaids. There may be no evidence of mermaids existing outside folklore but reports of mermaid sightings continue to the present day.

Photographer and costume designer Hakima Hachiko

Photographer and costume designer Hakima Hachiko

In Seattle USA, there is a thriving community of people hooked on the idea of living as mermaids. They wear elaborate fish tails as they swim in lakes and swimming pools.

In the Philippines, Dyesebel is a popular mermaid character. The Dyesebel concept was from Filipino comic book illustrator Mars Ravelo and drawn by Elpidio Torres and serialized in Pilipino Komiks in 1952 to 1953. The mermaid concept has become part of the Philippine television and cinema entertainment.

The Mermaid Fantasy photo shoot was done in Florenda Beach Resort, Island Garden City Samal, Davao del Norte

The Mermaid Fantasy photo shoot was done in Florenda Beach Resort, Island Garden City Samal, Davao del Norte

In Davao City, a group of artists and photographers recently joined forces to produce a first ever Mermaid Fantasy photo shoot in Samal – with handcrafted accessories by Hakima Hachiko and Juliet Salinas. Under the Manila Production Singapore, the project features models Bern Baro, Pinky Joannah Rivas Hinampas, and MJ Pedrea -¬†with photographers Hakima Hachiko, Tolits Ayala, Fretchie Laroya, and Fherdie Pangolibay. They got the mermaid costumes from The Mermaid’s Cove Online Shop FB page.

The Mermaid Fantasy photo shoot was done in Florenda Beach Resort, Island Garden City Samal, Davao del Norte

The Mermaid Fantasy photo shoot was done in Florenda Beach Resort, Island Garden City Samal, Davao del Norte

Hakima Hachiko is an IT professional who is hooked on photography and costume designs. Juliet Salinas is a Davao-based hair and makeup artist.

 

 

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