Illusions Project by Jenny Adler


Illusions Project by Jenny Adler

Jenny Adler is a talented self taught photographer, cave diver and biologist, who earned her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Brown University in 2011. Jenny currently based in Gainesville, Florida, she inspired by a passion for water and a desire to share the unique views from the eyes of the mermaids and raise awareness about our beautiful but fragile aquatic ecosystems. After graduating, she moved to Gainesville to work as a biologist at US Geological Survey and immediately fell in love with the springs and underwater photography.

At the interface of air and water, there are incredible distortions and mind-bending special effects. From just below the surface, there appears to be a world with endless water – from just the right angle and perspective, the underwater world takes over the sky. It’s the view from the eyes of the mermaids . These photos represent what is all too often our relationship with water – we see a seeming infinity, what Cynthia Barnett terms an “illusion of water abundance.” This deceptive mirage of endless water floods our brains even as groundwater is depleted, wells are sucked dry, and ecosystems are drastically altered. We want to believe that water is an endless resource, stretching far into the future and taking over the sky, but in reality, this is sadly not the case.

Jenny Adler

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