Alice Rosati’s Contemporary Mermaid

I AM A MERMAID is the first book by Italian photographer Alice Rosati.
She brings together a series of photos around a “mermaid” character, an archetypal image of a woman who is “comfortable in the deep waters of life, in the roil of emotions and sexuality”.

©Alice Rosati

Alice Rosati travels the world and hands her camera to those who cross her path, while she poses alone, naked and faceless under a mermaid’s costume.

©Alice Rosati

The costume is there as a physical representation of the boundary between the world and the self, presence, and absence.

©Alice Rosati

The mermaid symbolizes our connection with our deepest and most instinctive feelings, the wild, primitive, untamed nature that lies just beneath the surface of external personalities.

©Alice Rosati

Over time, Alice Rosati left her mermaid loose, in total autonomy. But did she decide to kill her doppelganger?

I am a mermaid, KAHL éditions, 50 €


The I AM A MERMAID series will be exhibited in Paris at the Charraudeau Gallery from January 25 to February 3.
Charraudeau, 3/4 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris