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Artist Feature

Every week an artist is featured whose single image was published by Der Greif. The Feature shows the image in the original context of the series.

James Reeder - Untitled photographic objects

May 17, 2017

This series starts with a selection of images from my archive of photographs taken from printed media, mostly magazines and books. I reassemble and rephotograph these found images as objects in a studio. Source material includes images of hands in gestures of labor and images of artifacts from the do-it-yourself history of photography, science, and technology that became popular in the last century and continues through today. These images reference a ritual of the analogue at the point when labor and leisure begin to merge. It’s a strange phenomenon that proves to be a harbinger for a yearning for better times, so removed now are we from the actual physical doing things…
I locate analog source material using keyword searches within digital networks, that is to say, Ebay searches. And so my studio acts as mediator between analog and digital. In recent bodies of work the studio for me has merged experience and anticipation and now, in a tangential manner, the paradoxical relationship between substitute and original moves into play, this is reinforced by built stands and other methods of display: are they image or picture of object.
The images are decontextualized in this staged studio setting and any hint of narrative becomes open-ended, intersecting and looping back into the constant rush of visual information. No more and no less coherent, but perhaps they become an occasional marker or anchor, fixed for a moment. I aim to construct a disjointed and disorienting mashup based in a loose way around the acts of seeing and doing, observation and gesture, and the photographic image.

Artist Blog

The blog of Der Greif is written entirely by the artists who have been invited to doing an Artist-Feature. Every week, we have a different author.

artifacts from no-place

May 24, 2017 - James Reeder

For this final post:

1) a text piece included in the exhibition ‘Unrealized Bushwick’ featuring project proposals. the text in this piece  comes from printed media where I source images for my archive and proposes a fictional place


2-7) photographs of artifacts from that unrealized place


May 23, 2017 - James Reeder

Methods of display used in the photographs: stands, scaffolds, frames, platforms, built to scale.

context and content

May 22, 2017 - James Reeder

This is a selection of found product photography with sold items removed. Playing with methods used to fill in the gaps in image recognition: grain, halftones, pixels, interpolation.

artifacts of photography

May 20, 2017 - James Reeder

Many DIY publications included a home darkroom section. This post features images from my archive taken those sections, and two images from the series.

faking it, approximately

May 19, 2017 - James Reeder

Limited by light sensitivity in early emulsions, most landscape photographs had clear white skies:


1) several illustrations that were printed over reproductions of photographs circa a century ago,


2-5) vague approximations processed with a smartphone image edition app, rephotographed and printed as gelatin silver prints,


6) Untitled photographic object 18.

ink and paper

May 18, 2017 - James Reeder

This first post features images from my archive, with details of halftones, ink, and paper fiber.