By Jamaica Observer
German-born, Jamaican-raised conservationist, artist and marine biologist Guy Harvey is now in Jamaica to participate in the 55th Montego Bay Annual International Marlin Tournament and to continue documenting his life’s work in both the art and marine life industries.
Accompanying Harvey are his family, friends and videographer George Schellenger, who is recording the Jamaican aspect of Harvey’s life in the documentary he’s currently filming, to be released early next year.
The documentary is being produced in celebration of Harvey’s 30 years in the business of marine art, for which he has become known worldwide and has grown to include apparel and other lifestyle items.
Schellenger, who has worked with Harvey for the past six years on some 13 documentaries, will capture the artist’s visit to his home and other major influences of his life and work.
So far, they have filmed in Darliston where Harvey grew up. Additionally, he and his team took a tour of the border of Darliston and Bethel Town in an effort to record, in essence, his ‘how it all began’ story, how his parents influenced the person he’s become and how relevant Jamaica is to that story.
In addition to filming a very significant piece of his life, Harvey is in the second city to spread the message of conservation to this year’s Montego Bay marlin tournament participants and anglers.
“Most important is this short, to-the-point presentation that I will be giving about why there’s a need to conserve billfish, why we need to study them and what we can do to help as citizen scientists,” he said. Read more…