Real Life in Artifice: The Mermaid Parade

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I am not a big fan of parades, and I often feel lost in the fancy costumes, colorful make-up, loud music and cheers.  The intensity of excitement is overwhelming.  Once in a while, a glimpse of life catches my eye.  It is these moments that pull me into the world of sound and fury, giving me a taste of momentary happiness.

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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang
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Mermaid Parade © Dana Chang

Dana Chang has a natural-born curiosity and compassion toward human beings. Before entering the photography world, she had walked the street shaking hands with whomever was willing, written love letters for people she had never met, and offered strangers help through Craiglist. Nowadays, her Fuji camera provides her a safer way to connect. She is constantly intrigued by the stories behind every movement, every expression, and every human trace. Taking pictures sets her imagination free, and giving her quirkiness an outlet outside of her 9-5 corporate world.