© Sophia Adalaine Zhou
Selkies are mythical creatures found in Scottish, Irish, and Faroese folklore. They are believed to live as seals in the ocean but shed their skin to become human on land.
In continuation of my photography series assigned for class, and in relation to last week’s photo regarding pop music and pop culture, something else that is popular in our culture and society right now is the “selfie,” a contemporary urban slang word for a self portrait. However, whenever I hear this word, all I can think of is the selkie, which is much more interesting in word and concept. This week’s photo in the series can be considered a selkie selfie.