Amy Mermaid for '(not) Naked with Masks' by Ben Hopper
This Mermaid mask was hand-made entirely out of latex by Am Statik. It's worn here by Amy who's standing on the roof of my studio's building in Hackney Wick, a neighbourhood I spent 8 years of my life in, and created a huge chunk of my work at.
We took this photograph on a cold January London afternoon. It was 5 minutes before the final photograph that ended up as part of 'Naked with Masks' was photographed, a couple of metres away from this spot.
Today that roof has penthouse apartments built on it.
January 28, 2013. Hackney Wick, London, UK.