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In this image a 3D submarine model is blended into a number of photographs of the18th century interiors. The icing and the walls are matte painted photography combined with cave stalactites and stalagmites imaging. Last Harbour was inspired by remarkable Jules Verne’s novels such as “Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea”, “The Mysterious Island”, and “In Search of the Castaways”. The freezing suspense of Last Harbour is an invitation for a viewer to a world of fiction, mystery, and adventure. The image captures the loneliness of one’s last dwelling, the glamor and the decay of one’s glorious days. The dark waters beneath the snowy ice will take eventually the life and spirit of once fearful and intrepid apparatus with the owner inside to the long journey to history and to oblivion.

Nautilus Submarine by Jules Verne
In the intricate storyline of Jules Verne’s adventures, the secret of the enigmatic island lies in the fact that it used to be Captain Nemo’s hideaway and a quiet harbour for his submarine – the Nautilus. As story has it, the Nautilus, after having escaped an engulfing maelstrom, continued sailing the oceans up to the point when Nemo remained the sole survivor on board. Only then the Nautilus headed to the mysterious island where it had been supposedly built. There are numerous acts of the Nautilus’s aggression against other marine vessels described by Verne in his novels. Most of those intentional incidents of destruction are believed by the readers to be directed against Great Britain, although Jules Verne never mentioned the name of the country which had persecuted Nemo and had subsequently become the object of his wrath. During an attack on a warship of the "accursed nation", as Verne puts it, Nemo makes revealing comments about his past life.

Verne predicted a lot of technical details pertaining to the submarines-to-be, such as the high speed of the vessels, swift manoeuvrability, poor detectable qualities, and the necessity for frequent surfacing for fresh air (in case with diesel submarines). The actual name for the submarine – the Nautilus, called after a kind of a mollusc with a chambered shell - was borrowed from one of the submarine prototypes built in 1800 by Robert Fulton, the inventor of the first commercial steamboat. Verne also envisioned not only the military possibilities of submarines, but particularly the danger which they presented for the surface warships of the British Navy. And the prophecy came true: the fictional sinking of a ship by the Nautilus was enacted and re-enacted in WWI and WWII in the same waters by German U-boats.

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George Grie,  October 2005
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pelanglang / Indonesia / Dec 17th

I think, i'll gonna be ur fans :)

its my b-day today / Mar 23rd

i wish i could do that

Damon / Dec 28th

I was wondering if I could have your permission to use this image with my new track that I'll be uploading to my Youtube channel soon. It would truly be an honor :)

Warren / United Kingdom / May 27th

I really enjoy your neo-surrealism photos so I decided to research your style and see if I could make one of my own. I was wondering if you had any hints or tips that give insight into your work, or anything in general that could contribute to my project.

Nicole / United Kingdom / Jul 4th

Thank-you very much! Oh yea, I really loved The Last Harbor, I am an interior design student and that piece really spoke to me!

Jules Verne / France / Jul 6th

Every one of your masterpieces is more then inspiring, I love them all, thank you so much for sharing such an amazing talent for creativity!

Kristen Bell / Denmark / Apr 19th

What a wonderful, amazing photo or artwork... it is so detailed.

Missfemmefatale / United States / Mar 21st

Haven't been "affected" by art in a long time.Just want to say "thanks"! I have been reluctant to move past artists that I have grown to love (Dali, Giger,etc) until I stumbled onto your work.whatever your influences, motivations I hope it is never lost


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