Image London 2022 : Roland Belgrave Classic Photography : Jan C Schlegel

Jan C Schlegel – Aequorea Forskalea

Roland Belgrave provides Jan C Schlegel’s ‘Of Aliens, Mermaids and Medusas’, a confined-edition portfolio, displaying a assortment of uncommon and beautiful platinum images of a single of the most enigmatic of prehistoric sea creatures. The Jellyfish.

This collection, proven for the very first time at London Photograph 2022 is an crucial look at these attractive sea dwellers. There is so much that has but to be investigated about them, with the latest discoveries getting recognized just about every 12 months. Distinct to our setting, and local weather transform it has only just been determined that specific species take in and destroy micro-plastics, until finally now one particular of the most harmful of pollutants in our ocean. We are just commencing to fathom the importance of the Jellyfish ecology to our ocean procedure. This perform by Jan C Schlegel is a key venture, capturing these critical and beautiful Jelly Fish.

The artist encourages us to use our creativity, inhabiting the fantasy and dreamscape of each and every composition. These images unleash the potential to build, evolve and exploit mental products of items or circumstances that really do not however exist, seizing and developing new alternatives, and getting new paths to progress.

The challenge has taken Jan C Schlegel all the way to Cape Town, working on the series at the Two Oceans Aquarium. They supported his function and allowed Jan to just take pics in their Jellyfish lab. As a buddy pointed out to him ‘It’s trees on a lonely planet floating in the universe’,

Whilst these invertebrates can be terrifying, they are also fascinating and inadequately comprehended. Jellyfish are not fish, they are basically plankton from the phylum Cnidaria (Greek for “stinging nettle”) and the course Scyphoza (from the Greek “cup”).

Most jellyfish have two basic everyday living levels. In the first stage, they are polyps and grow by creating buds, like plants. The polyp then buds off a younger jellyfish termed an ephyra. Just after a few weeks, the ephyra gets an adult jellyfish or medusa.

Given that jellyfish never have any bones, fossils of historic jellies are hard to come across. But in 2007, a preserved jellyfish fossil was found in Utah that’s believed to be in excess of 505 million a long time previous. Dinosaurs lived from about 245 million to 66 million years in the past, this means jellyfish pre-date them by at the very least 250 million many years.

Roland Belgrave Classic Images

Picture London 2022
12 – 15 May perhaps 2022
Somerset Property