Christian Jago

This image depicts the frozen landscape of Mistéir - a distant region in an alternate world called Phantasia. The terrain is part of a vast, remote island which is covered in a valley of snowy peaks and treacherous glaciers. I was inspired to create the scene after travelling through parts of Iceland, a place which itself is alien and magical. My work also references the significance of photography in the early expeditions to the northern and southern poles. The image was created using practical special effects techniques which were widely used before CGI to bring fantastical worlds in motion pictures to life.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Mistéir, a group of small islands located a short distance from the mainland. It is known as the Land of Mystery, and is quite unlike any other part of Phantasia. The largest island, located roughly at its centre, is covered in a valley of snowy peaks and glaciers. The smaller islands are made up of hundreds of ice bergs which glisten in an array of colours.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Brionglóid, the Land of Dreams. This place is at the heart of Phantasia and consists of endless jungles which surround a lush rainforest, and border a vibrant coral reef. This is the central hub for all life in Phantasia, and is where the cities of this world can be found.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Mistéir, a group of small islands located a short distance from the mainland. It is known as the Land of Mystery, and is quite unlike any other part of Phantasia. The largest island, located roughly at its centre, is covered in a valley of snowy peaks and glaciers. The smaller islands are made up of hundreds of ice bergs which glisten in an array of colours.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Anord. Known as the Land of Chaos, this place is a desolate expanse of active volcanoes and gigantic sand dunes. Life here is scarce, existing only in the form of microscopic creatures living in the molten-hot lava flows of Mount Solas. This place resembles the early stages of our own world, and is particularly sublime under the millions of stars which light up the night sky.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Eachtra, the Land of Adventure. This treacherous, rocky landscape is riddled with an extensive network of caves which can only be accessed from the peak of Phantasia’s highest mountain, Mt Neamh. These caverns reveal a mysterious geology of multi-coloured rocks embedded with fossilised creatures.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Eachtra, the Land of Adventure. This treacherous, rocky landscape is riddled with an extensive network of caves which can only be accessed from the peak of Phantasia’s highest mountain, Mt Neamh. These caverns reveal a mysterious geology of multi-coloured rocks embedded with fossilised creatures.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts coral from a territory of this world called Mistéir.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a microscopic specimen from a territory of this world called Mistéir.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Mistéir, a group of small islands located a short distance from the mainland. It is known as the Land of Mystery, and is quite unlike any other part of Phantasia. The largest island, located roughly at its centre, is covered in a valley of snowy peaks and glaciers. The smaller islands are made up of hundreds of ice bergs which glisten in an array of colours.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a microscopic specimen from a territory of this world called Mistéir.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a microscopic specimen from a territory of this world called Anord.

This image is taken from my project, Discovering Phantasia. It depicts a territory of this world called Anord. Known as the Land of Chaos, this place is a desolate expanse of active volcanoes and gigantic sand dunes. Life here is scarce, existing only in the form of microscopic creatures living in the molten-hot lava flows of Mount Solas. This place resembles the early stages of our own world, and is particularly sublime under the millions of stars which light up the night sky.

Christian Jago

Christian Jago is a photographic artist who constructs fantastical worlds. His work provides a space where his imagination can roam free and transcend into a tangible reality. He is interested in the ability of fantasy to inspire different meanings, experiences and interpretations for an individual.

Working with photography, miniatures, sculpture and 3D software, he creates images inspired by fantasy and science fiction cinema. He also draws upon the landscape, mythology and history of places within our world.

Based in London, UK, Christian is currently studying for his MA in Photography Arts at The University of Westminster. 

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