As a child I was always facinated by Merpeople. One of my favourite childhood films is "The Little Mermaid" (along with "Mary Poppins" and "The Rescuers Down Under").
Me and my friend Denise took swimming lessons together and our parents took turns taking us to the swimming pool. Denise's mum/Aunt Leny called us "Zeemeermin" and "Zeemeerman" (Mermaid and Merman).
Aunt Leny always kept calling me "Zeemeerman" untill she died of cancer a few years ago.
About the photo
For this I used two photos. The original with me in it (obviously) and a photo of a fish for the tail. The ocean scenery is all photoshop.