Don't Miss These Haunting Photographs of Mermaids

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Part of your world: Young women playing mermaids at the Weeki Wachee Springs park in Florida. "They are still local celebrities to many people," says photographer Annie Collinge, whose photography project documents the performers.

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True Story:

We visited Weeki Wachee Springs several times on family vacations. I was OBSESSED. When friendly clerks at the grocery store, or whoever, asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would enthusiastically tell them "A MERMAID!" And my Mom would have to then explain what the fuck I was talking about.

ETA: I wish I had digital copies of the pictures of me with the mermaids...but they're all in my mom's photo album 8,000 miles from my house.