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Jan C. Schlegel Art

German, b. 1965

Jan C. Schlegel was born in 1965 in the Black Forest of Germany. He discovered his passion for photography at the age of 14 within the scope of a Photo course at school. For his first own camera, the reflex camera Minolta XG9, the 14-year-old saved long. As the winner of an AGFA photo competition with a focus on portraits, Schlegel took part in a seminar by the photographer Walter Schels in the Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich. Under Walter Schel’s influence Schlegel began to ascertain his fervor for black-and-white portraits. Toni Schneiders, a distant neighbor of Schlegel, became the second important mentor for the young photographer. After a two and a half year-long apprenticeship at Lake Bodensee Schlegel was a professionally trained photographer by the age of 18. Schlegel works for the University of the Nations. He teaches courses in photography and takes students through Africa and Asia, mentoring them as they discover their way of seeing.

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Artist: Jan C. Schlegel
Octopus Vulgaris ( Special Edition)
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
While also available as a platinum print on Arches Platinum Rag (56 x 76 cm), this larger version (63 x 99 cm) of Schlegel's famous "Octopus Vulgaris" is a true prowess. It is printed on 30 gsm Japanese Hand-made Gampi paper. Taking into account the thinness of the paper and the fact that the platinum salt emulsion is embedded into its fiber during the printing process, this is a real feat of technical strength. Considered as the most archival process of all; its perfectly matte tonal range goes from a cool, slightly purple black to split tones of brown and warm black, to a very warm brown. Sold framed with a museum glass measuring 85 x 115 cm _______ The ocean has always been one of the most mysterious places on earth. In the past many legends and myths have evolved around monsters living in the deep sea. As a child many of us used to fantasize about underwater monsters like giant colossal squids having so much power that they were able to take down ships. By looking at Jan C. Schlegel his pictures, you can get a small glimpse of the richness and diversity of our oceans. When we think of fish, we usually perceive them as food and think of salmon or tuna. The photographs reveal much more than what could be imagined and are truly a special tribute to all the different kind of species living underneath the surface. There are sea horses that look like dragons with galaxies on their skin, flounders with their perfect flat form and their ability to turn invisible or even squids that will remind you of aliens from another planet. Using platinum printing as a process allows Jan C. Schlegel to create a deepness in his pictures that makes every small detail and structure visible for the human eye. It gives you the impression of being able to feel the animal just by looking at the pictures. This series celebrates the art of nature...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Meida and Bona, Samar Tribe, Ethiopia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm Meida and Bona are twins which you find very seldom among the Hama...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Mother with mushroom, Suri tribe, Ethiopia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm "This picture was taken in a village of the Suri tribe mountain range near the border to South Sudan. When I asked this young mother if...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Hippocampus Barbouri (female), Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Palinurus Elephas, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Zeus Faber, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Loligo Vulgaris, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Brama Brama, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Pleuronectes Platessa, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Phycis Phycis, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Thenum Orientalis, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Scophthalmus Maximus, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Melanocetus, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Hembinda (19), Himba, Namibia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young woman of the Himba tribe in Namibia. She's carrying her baby on her back. You can see the little Baby feet on each side of her body. Silver Gelatine, ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Raila (13), Turkana, Kenya, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a woman of the Turkana tribe in Kenya. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed and numbered Also available in: 64 x 77 cm / 2...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Carcinus Maenas, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Belonidae, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Trichiurus Lepturus, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Alitash (9), Hamer, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young girl of the Hamer tribe in Ethiopia. She wears a leather dress made of cow skin. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signe...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Biwa (44), Kara, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a warrior of the Kara tribe in Ethiopia is wearing a crocodile on his shoulders. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed and nu...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Scatophagus Argus, Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Azizi, Rendille, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a woman of the Rendille tribe in Ethiopia. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed and numbered Also available in: 64 x 77 cm...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Namesek (50) Turkana, Kenya, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait from the back of an old Massai warrior in Kenya. He's holding a spear. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium boa...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Hippocampus Barbouri (male), Platinum Iridium Print, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Creatures of the seven seas" Series of 16 images plus cover page. Limited Editions of 5 on Arches Platinum Rag handmade by the artist himself. Edition 1 + 2 only available as compl...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Ekri (41), Kara, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a warrior of the Kara tribe in Ethiopia. He's holding a spear in his hands and has some feathers on his head. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm a...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Narjop (19), Himba, Namibia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young beautiful woman of the Himba tribe in Namibia. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed and numbered Also available in:...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Minhphu, Turkana, Kenya, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait from the back of a very young boy of the Turkana tribe in Kenya. He's holding two fishes on a line over his back. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Tunzala (65), Turkana, Kenya, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of an old woman of the Turkana tribe in Kenya. She is holding a stick and a fish in her hand. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, sig...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Olekibo, Suri, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young girl of the Suri tribe in Ethiopia. Her face is white painted and she holds a feather. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board,...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Mukangumbi, Himba, Namibia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a man of the Himba tribe in Namibia. He's holding a cow skull with big horns in his hands. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, sig...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Nale (18), Suri, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young woman of the Suri tribe in Ethiopia. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed and numbered Also available in: 50 x 60 ...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Leboo (52), Massai, Kenya Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of an old Massai warrior in Kenya. He's wearing a hat of fur and holds a spear. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm alum...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Nakoro (13), Suri, Ethiopia, Silver Gelatine, Photography, Contemporary
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in Munich, DE
"Essence" A portrait of a young boy of the Suri tribe in Ethiopia. He's holding some baby birds in his hands. Silver Gelatine, partly toned. Mounted on 1 mm aluminium board, signed a...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Platinum

Andrea M. #1, Germany
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Elena S. #4, Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTube or IG influencers. While strangers to everyone who is not a part of that specific subcul­ture, they act as role models to their community. As an echo to his portraits of members from African tribes, Schlegel respectfully highlights their individuality. Beyond their external appearance, tattoos, hairstyles and piercings, it is their souls that transpires through their gaze. To quote Lars Elton: “It’s all about their eyes”. All photographs are black and white silver prints taken using a 4 x 5 field camera...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Ekaterina S. #4, Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTube or IG influencers. While strangers to everyone who is not a part of that specific subcul­ture, they act as role models to their community. As an echo to his portraits of members from African tribes, Schlegel respectfully highlights their individuality. Beyond their external appearance, tattoos, hairstyles and piercings, it is their souls that transpires through their gaze. To quote Lars Elton: “It’s all about their eyes”. All photographs are black and white silver prints taken using a 4 x 5 field camera...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Aliyah #3
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Anna R. #8, England
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Anna R. #7, England
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTube or IG influencers. While strangers to everyone who is not a part of that specific subcul­ture, they act as role models to their community. As an echo to his portraits of members from African tribes, Schlegel respectfully highlights their individuality. Beyond their external appearance, tattoos, hairstyles and piercings, it is their souls that transpires through their gaze. To quote Lars Elton: “It’s all about their eyes”. All photographs are black and white silver prints taken using a 4 x 5 field camera...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Yana K., Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Hand II, Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTube or IG influencers. While strangers to everyone who is not a part of that specific subcul­ture, they act as role models to their community. As an echo to his portraits of members from African tribes, Schlegel respectfully highlights their individuality. Beyond their external appearance, tattoos, hairstyles and piercings, it is their souls that transpires through their gaze. To quote Lars Elton: “It’s all about their eyes”. All photographs are black and white silver prints taken using a 4 x 5 field camera...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Sasha S. II, Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Le Tran M., Vietnam
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Yulya D., Russia
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

Anh Wisle II
By Jan C. Schlegel
Located in VALLAURIS, FR
Available in: - Edition of 5 + 1 AP, 125x104 cm - Edition of 6 + 1 AP, 77x64 cm - Edition of 10 + 1 AP, 60 x 50 cm “Tribes of Our Generation” is a series featuring alternative YouTu...
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2010s Contemporary Jan C. Schlegel Art

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Silver Gelatin

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