Jan C Schlegel – Aequorea Forskalea
Roland Belgrave offers Jan C Schlegel’s ‘Of Aliens, Mermaids and Medusas’, a limited-version portfolio, displaying a collection of uncommon and lovely platinum images of a person of the most enigmatic of prehistoric sea creatures. The Jellyfish.
This sequence, demonstrated for the very first time at London Photograph 2022 is an vital search at these beautiful sea dwellers. There is so a lot that has yet to be researched about them, with latest discoveries getting identified every single calendar year. Precise to our ecosystem, and weather adjust it has only just been recognized that specified species take in and destroy micro-plastics, until now just one of the most damaging of pollutants in our ocean. We are just beginning to fathom the importance of the Jellyfish ecology to our ocean technique. This do the job by Jan C Schlegel is a significant venture, capturing these critical and wonderful Jelly Fish.
The artist encourages us to use our imagination, inhabiting the fantasy and dreamscape of each individual composition. These pictures unleash the capacity to produce, evolve and exploit psychological versions of issues or scenarios that don’t however exist, seizing and developing new possibilities, and finding new paths to progress.
The challenge has taken Jan C Schlegel all the way to Cape Town, operating on the sequence at the Two Oceans Aquarium. They supported his operate and permitted Jan to just take pics in their Jellyfish lab. As a friend outlined to him ‘It is trees on a lonely planet floating in the universe’,
Even though these invertebrates can be scary, they are also interesting and poorly recognized. 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 standard lifetime stages. In the initial phase, they are polyps and mature by creating buds, like crops. The polyp then buds off a youthful jellyfish named an ephyra. After a couple weeks, the ephyra will become an grownup jellyfish or medusa.
Since jellyfish do not have any bones, fossils of ancient jellies are difficult to uncover. But in 2007, a preserved jellyfish fossil was learned in Utah that’s thought to be over 505 million many years aged. Dinosaurs lived from about 245 million to 66 million many years in the past, indicating jellyfish pre-day them by at minimum 250 million decades.
Roland Belgrave Vintage Photography
Image London 2022
12 – 15 Might 2022