A Real-Life Mermaid Who Swims With Sharks Using Her Fish Tail And Holds Breath For 2 Minutes


In honor of our charity of the month, The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I decided to reach out to Hannah Mermaid and learn a little bit more about her and her ocean advocacy.

Hannah takes photographs in the ocean with many different creatures but mostly whales, dolphins, sharks and manta rays in an act of advocacy for their plight.

The mermaid in particular as a character, represents a unique bridge between the human and ocean world. Hannah is hoping to inspire a connection back to nature, and offer a voice to communicate the environmental issues that face us in regards to ocean health.

“The ocean is our life blood. If we mess it up with pollution, overfishing, and killing these incredible species that hold the knowledge and the wisdom of the ocean, it’s only a matter of years before the rest of civilization crumbles. We can’t survive without the ocean. It’s the womb of the world. We are 70% water. We must realize that we have a completely symbiotic relationship with the ocean.” – says Hannah Mermaid

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/a-real-life-mermaid-who-swims-with-sharks-using-her-fish-tail-and-holds-breath-for-2-minutes/

Fashion Photography by David Slijper

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Internationally renowned fashion photographer David Slijper has photographed some of the most famous people in the world – Beyoncé, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Kanye West – for influential fashion publications including i-D, Dazed & Confused, Harper’s Bazaar, W Magazine and US, British, French, Chinese, Japanese and Italian Vogue.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/fashion-photography-by-david-slijper/

Lily Donaldson by Emma Summerton

Lily Donaldson by Emma Summerton

Beauty British model Lily Monica Donaldson stars in “The Nordic Queen”, photographed by Emma Summerton and styled by Giovanna Battaglia for Vogue Japan October 2015.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/lily-donaldson-by-emma-summerton/

Rare And Beautiful Portrait Photography Of Marilyn Monroe From The 1950s


A collection of rare and beautiful black-white portraits of Marilyn Monroe from the 1950s.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/rare-and-beautiful-portrait-photography-of-marilyn-monroe-from-the-1950s/

Rare And Awesome Behind the Scenes Photos of “Star Wars” Special Effects


Nowadays special effects are mostly done with computers. But back in 1977 look how “Star Wars” was being filmed, they didn’t have the kind of technology we have now.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/rare-and-awesome-behind-the-scenes-photos-of-star-wars-special-effects/

Photo of the Day: Cesar Romero As The Joker Stands Beside A Green Surfboard At The Beach, 1967


Actor Cesar Romero might be familiar among pop culture and TV enthusiasts as the actor who took on the role of The Joker in the live action television series starring DC Comics character Batman that aired in the mid-‘60s.

Apparently, this behind-the-scenes snapshot was taken at the set of the “Surf’s Up! Joker’s Under!” episode (season 3, episode 10) which aired on November 16, 1967.

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/photo-of-the-day-cesar-romero-as-the-joker-stands-beside-a-green-surfboard-at-the-beach-1967/

44 Amazing Photographs That Captured Daily Life of New York City in 1983


German photographer Thomas Hoepker takes us back to New York City in 1983 through his amazing photographs below…

The Midtown Manhattan skyline seen through a misty window.

Chinatown’s Canal Street after a blizzard.

Central park during a public concert with picknickers, seen from air.

Residents sit in a vacant lot of a ruined neighborhood in East Harlem.

Crowd on St. Patricks Day during parade on Fifth Ave.

A woman listens to the radio during the St. Patricks Day Parade on Fifth Avenue.

A man walks on Fifth Aveneue with a homemade speed bike.

New York City Police at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The annual Russian Nobility Ball at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

An African-American family in their apartment in the Bedford Stuyuvesant section of Brooklyn.

Men dressed in costumes in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue for the Easter Parade.

A man sun bathes in the East Village.

Fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan.

The Midtown Manhattan skyline seen from a Queens cemetery.

Nature reclaims some burned-out territory in the South Bronx.

Old man and boy in Lubavitcher Synagogue in Brooklyn.

Harlem, children playing in the spray of a fire hydrant on a hot summer day.

A gay couple on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village.

Andy WARHOL with groupies in Manhattan’s Xenon night club. “High Voltage” is at right.

An opening party at a SoHo gallery.

A bag lady in Chelsea.

Movie extras taking time off during a film shoot on Park Avenue South

Manhattan midtown with Ciicorp Building during a lightning storm.

Party on a Chelsea rooftop with hostess Diane Brill.

A girl sunbathes on a Midtown Manhattan rooftop.

The Garment District in Manhattan along W 25th Street.

Central Park in winter.

Subway rider on Lexington Avenue Line.

A damaged window of a former dock building on Westway.

Autumn in Central Park.

New York City Police horse patrol in Central Park in winter.

A dog smokes a cigarette in Washington Square Park.

A view of the Midtown Manhattan skyline from the Woolman Ice Rink in Central Park.

A wedding party with bridesmaids on Fifth Ave in Harlem.

Public telephone on Fifth Avenue.

A driver dressed in drag is on his way to the Gay Parade in the East Village.

Street in East Harlem.

A Brooklyn school student sits with a painting of an arsonist and a father who carries the whole world on his shoulder.

A girl listens to the radio in Washington Square Park.

Man at a telephone booth on Fifth Avenue.

Lover’s Lane

A view of the Manhattan skyline from the marshes near JFK Airport in Queens.

A jogger stretches at the Central Park Resevoir.

A mixed-race couple in Central Park.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/44-amazing-photographs-that-captured-daily-life-of-new-york-city-in-1983/

Hailey Clauson by Jason Kim

Hailey Clauson by Jason Kim

Beauty American fashion model Hailey Clauson photographed by Jason Kim and styled by Elissa Castelbou for Grazia France 28th August 2015.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/hailey-clauson-by-jason-kim/

September 10-11: These Days In Photos From The Past


Looters scramble in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Sunday September 10, 1995 for goods in the Ram’s department store, which contained mostly food and liquor. No attempts are currently being made by Dutch troops on the island to stop the looting, since few relief supplies have arrived in St. Maarten, which was ravaged on Tuesday by Hurricane Luis. (Photo by John McConnico/AP Photo)

An unusual amateur circus, the Wenatchee Youth Circus, climaxed its summer tour in performances at the World’s Fair in Seattle, Washington on September 10, 1962. The circus, known around the Northwest as “The Greatest Little Show on Earth”, comes from Wenatchee, Wash. Its 75 troupers range from 3 to 18 years old. The troupe is directed by Dennis Miller, 16 (top center). (Photo by Ed Johnson/AP Photo)

A woman under shock walks away from dead bodies following the accident caused by German driver Wolfgang von Trips, whose Ferrari crashed into the crowd killing 15 spectators during the Italian Formula One Grand Prix on September 10, 1961 in Monza. Wolfgang von Trips, who was thrown out of his car, also died in one of the most tragic accidents in Formula One history. (Photo by AFP Photo/Stringer)

Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits him with a left to the head in their scheduled 12-round re-match, September 10, 1973 at the Forum in Inglewood, California. (Photo by AP Photo)

An auto lies crushed beneath bricks blown down by hurricane Dora winds at a restaurant on Jekyll Island, Ga., on September 10, 1964. (Photo by AP Photo)

An automatic lunch vending machine, which carries hot and cold foods, is demonstrated, September 10, 1952 in New York by Jo Vanna, who is taking a sandwich from a slot. Gloria Loranz is at the table. The new machine, called the Lunch-O-Mat, vends hot and cold sandwiches, pies and pastries, milk, chocolate milk, juices and hot coffee. There are seven food-holding divisions, all interchangeable except that for coffee, allowing for concentration on the most popular foods in any location. So versatile is the machine that choices can be given in sandwiches and between pie and pastry. Hot sandwiches are cooked in 10 to 15 seconds by radar. Each cup of coffee is made instantaneously with cold running water. The machines are now in production and are scheduled for delivery at the rate of 100 a month in July, August and September, and 300 a month for the remainder of the year. The machine is manufactured by Statler Manufacturers Corp. and distributed by Lunch-O-Mat Corp. of America. (Photo by AP Photo)

7-year-old U.S. american child movie star Shirley Temple smiles as she proudly presents the golden star she received from her teacher for an exercise she did perfectly at her first day at school September 10, 1935 in Hollywood, Ca., USA. (Photo by AP Photo)

Shirley MacLaine and Gene Kelly dance in a scene from the movie “What A Way To Go”, in this September 10, 1963 photo. The new film, shot in Hollywood, is a satire on modern modes and manners. (Photo by AP Photo)

Two and a half million matches were used to build this 10 foot high Eiffel Tower, seen September 10, 1971. It took 4 years to build. (Photo by Michel Lipchitz/AP Photo)

French high wire artist Philippe Petit, walks across the cable some 200 feet above the floor of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Thursday, September 11, 1975 in an act billed as the longest, highest indoor highwire walk ever. Petit made it across the 700-long cable without the benefit of a net. (Photo by AP Photo)

Susannah Scranton, 6, left, and Morgan Phillips, 6, students at P.S. 41 in New York’s Greenwich Village, stand before the locked gates to their school’s playground, September 11, 1975, which is closed along with the school because of the teachers’ strike. The walkout, the largest in the nation, is in its third day. (Photo by Suzanne Vlamis/AP Photo)

Residents of the Ocean Park neighborhood of San Juan, Puerto Rico make their way through flooded streets Wednesday September 11, 1996 after Hurricane Hortense struck the area on Tuesday. (Photo by Ricardo Figueroa/AP Photo)

Chechen women, one of them cradling a Chechen flag, rest after they rallied in Grozny, the capital of the breakaway region of Chechnya, Monday, September 11, 1995. Rebel forces escalated attacks on Russian forces overnight, killing nine soldiers in fighting in Grozny and nearby towns, news agencies reported Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1995. The attacks came after Chechen civilians held rallies Monday in at least three towns to demand that Russian forces leave Chechnya, the Interfax news agency reported. (Photo by AP Photo)

In this September 11, 2001, file photo, the twin towers of the World Trade Center burn behind the Empire State Building in New York. The Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, concluded. (Photo by Marty Lederhandler/AP Photo)

An array of beamed lights luminate the night sky on September11th, 2006 commemorating the Sept.11th, terrorist attack on the Pentagon. (Photo by Michel du Cille/The Washington Post)

When U.S. Army paratroopers, dropped behind enemy lines and cannot use radio communication for fear of revealing their positions, they use trained pigeons that were also dropped by parachute in special containers or pigeons strapped to their chests. The pigeon, encased in a special jacket, is attached to the paratrooper’s jacket on September 11, 1943. (Photo by AP Photo)

Florence Chadwick, 32, of San Diego, California, became the first woman in history to swim the English Channel both ways when she landed not far from Calais, France after swimming from Dover, United Kingdom on September 11, 1951. She swam from France to England the year before in 1950. In this image Miss Chadwick takes refreshment from her pilot boat in mid-channel during her swim to France on Sept. 11, 1951. (Photo by Jim Pringle/AP Photo)

A general view of a barrage ballon station, somewhere in England, on September 11, 1941, with Women’s Auxiliary Air Force girls, now replacing men. (Photo by AP Photo)

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Louise Lefebure by Johan Sandberg

Louise Lefebure by Johan Sandberg

Beauty model Louise Lefebure enjoys in “Sweet Naiveté”, photographed by Johan Sandberg and styled by Lisa Lindqwister for Elle Sweden August 2015.

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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/09/louise-lefebure-by-johan-sandberg/