Artist Blog

Every week an artist whose single image was published by Der Greif is given a platform in which to blog about contemporary photography.

Gerald Slota and Jonny Briggs

Jul 02, 2018 - Ville Kumpulainen

Im glad to introduce two wonderful artists Gerald Slota and Jonny Briggs. I always found their works very striking and strong. They both has inspired me a lot.

Gerald Slota is a American artist


From the series Found 

Unique gelatin silver prints, 10 x 8 inches


derived from negatives Slota purchased at many estate sales.

utilizing the last of his supply of Agfa paper and developer and then applied sparingly with a finger, brush, or sponge to create a new narrative


Gerald Slota

Jonny Briggs he is a British artist.


In search of lost parts of my childhood I try to think outside the reality I was socialised into and create new ones with my parents and self. Through these I use photography to explore my relationship with deception, the constructed reality of the family, and question the boundaries between my parents and I, between child/adult, self/other, nature/culture, real/fake in attempt to revive my unconditioned self, beyond the family bubble. Although easily assumed to be photoshopped or faked, upon closer inspection the images are often realised to be more real than first expected. Involving staged installations, the cartoonesque and the performative, I look back to my younger self and attempt to re-capture childhood nature through my assuming adult eyes.


Jonny Briggs