The Seal Wife

[vc_custom_heading text=“The Seal Wife is the tale of a maiden who came from the sea and shed her skin. Some know her as Selkie in the Irish, Scottish, and Faroese folklore.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“She and her sisters and brothers were cursed into the form of seals by a sea witch who could not bear their beauty and golden spirit.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=““Once a year, from sundown to sundown, `{`the enchanted seals`}` would find a strip of shore concealed from human eyes, and here discard their silken skins of grey and black and golden brown, and step forth in their old, lovely shape.”“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“One day a Scottish fisherman happened upon the seals’ skins and stole a beautiful golden pelt “that shone with the brightest sheen of all”.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“Of the sea-children, one maiden was forced to remain on the dry land as the sun set and she searched for her silken skin in vain.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“She came by the fisherman’s cottage and told him of her loss, pleaded with him to find her skin so she may follow her family out to sea.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“The fisherman told her that her skin had been stolen away, yet he could not reveal that it was he who had taken her golden pelt for he had fallen in love with the woman of the sea.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“The fisherman offered her his protection and his home and hid her skin above the cottage door.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“From then on she was called the Seal Wife. She grew to love the fisherman, cherished her earthen children.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“Still, she never forgot her sea-brothers and sisters and longed to be surrounded by water once again. Her yearning knew no end.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=““Throughout this time the Sea King’s daughter remembered always her great sorrow. She would walk alone by the shore, listening to the ceol-mara that is the music of the sea.”“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“One day, while the fisherman set out to work, a storm rolled over the Scottish coast, rattling the Seal Wife’s cottage so gravely that her silken skin fell from the place it was hidden.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“The Seal Wife understood at once and clasped her long lost skin to her heart.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“Without a bad thought towards the man who had deceived her for so very long – for she came to know „a little happiness” – she went down to the shore.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:left|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“With one last glance towards her home, she “clad herself in her skin of golden brown and swam out across the water. `{`…`}` she saw her children standing forlorn upon the shore. But the call of the sea was stronger”.“ font_container=“tag:p|font_size:25|text_align:right|line_height:2″ google_fonts=“font_family:Nothing%20You%20Could%20Do%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal“ css_animation=“fadeIn“]
[vc_custom_heading text=“Upon his return, the fisherman knew that his Seal Wife had returned to the ocean, leaving him and their children behind.
And he grieved her loss forever.
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Alle Bilder wurden auf Rügen mit einer analogen Film-Kamera bei dickstem Nebel aufgenommen. Kein Photoshop (bis auf das Titelbild), keine Filter oder sonstiges.
Einfach pure Film-Fotografie.

Model: Corinna

Zitate: Oxford Fairy Tales from Scotland, Retold by Barbara Ker Wilson

Kamera: Kiev 60

FilmFuji Pro 400H

Entwicklung & Scan: Mein Film Lab 

Alle Bilder werden in geringer Auflösung gezeigt. 

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