In 2012, photographers Angelina Venturella and Chiara Salomoni started Project Mermaids,an ongoing photo project with the goal of raising awareness of oceanic environmental issues. They do this by photographing celebrities as mermaids and selling the photos, with funds from each sale (as well as direct donations) going to nonprofit organizations such as Save Our Beach.
As you can see above, they’ve included their first plus size merman, actor Harvey Guillen. Harvey is also working with Project Mermaids to produce a coffee book of the same name, with 50% of its proceeds being donated to Save Our Beach. Learn more about Project Mermaids by clicking here.