Reflex #5: Family Photography

Reflex #5.

Reflex #5 features edits of a found photograph, along with a quote from Bourdieu, giving a sociological perspective on the function of family photography:

“[…] solemnizing and immortalizing the high points of family life, […] reinforcing the integration of the family group by reasserting the sense that it has both of itself and of its unity. […] [T]he need for photographs and the need to take photographs […] are felt all the more intensely the more integrated the group and the more the group is captured at a moment of its highest integration.”

Bourdieu: Photography: A Middle-Brow Art, 1990, p. 19.

Printed and available for sale at Hamburg’s nachladen.

Reflex #4: Photosynthesis

Reflex #4.

“Photosynthesis (/ˌfoʊtəˈsɪnθəsɪs/ FOH-tə-SINTH-ə-sis) is a system of biological processes by which photosynthetic organisms, such as most plants, algae, and cyanobacteria, convert light energy, typically from sunlight, into the chemical energy necessary to fuel their activities.” (Wikipedia, 14.03.2024)

Reflex #4 continues explorations of turning monochrome photos into color images via Riso-printing: Synthesising multi-layer colour images from one black-and-white negative.

Reflex #4, page 1.

Printed and available for sale at the nachladen.

Postchristmas goes forth

postchristmas photograph as cover of Anna Smyrk’s single “January makes me sad”.

Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters? (attributed to Confucius)

Imagine my delight when I received an email by Australian singer Anna Smyrk, asking if she could use one of the photos of my postchristmas series for the cover art of her single “January makes me sad” (2023). Given that the song includes a line about dead christmas trees lining the street, I was more than happy to comply.

Please check it out, for example on spotify.

Last Postchristmas

Design of poster © Tim Reuscher 2023.

Nun war es zum letzten Mal (?) wieder so weit:

Vorweihnachtszeit ist postchristmas-Zeit. Am Samstag 02.12. wurde die Ausstellung “Last Postchristmas” im nachladen mit Lesungen aus dem dazugehörigen Zine eröffnet.

Zu sehen waren wie gewohnt Weihnachtsbäume nach Weihnachten schon in der Vorweihnachtszeit. Das Zine ist (während der Weihnachtssaison) im nachladen-Onlineshop erhältlich.

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Das diesjährige Epizentrum: Der Spargel der kalten Jahreszeit.

Pickle Down Economics – Dill with it VI

Vom 11.11. bis 30.11.2023 zeigte Tim Reuscher im nachladen in der Sternstraße 17 die Gurkenkunst junger und jung gebliebener, lokaler und auswärtiger Kunstschaffender.

Neben meiner eigenen Teilnahme an der Ausstellung habe ich es mir wie immer nicht nehmen lassen, alle Werke zu dokumentieren. Die folgenden Fotos sind nach der Hängung der Werke in der Ausstellung sortiert, von links nach rechts (ungefähr).

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Camila Machado (1).
Camila Machado (2).
Biljana Tomic.
Marcel Kreuzer.
Bernd Spyra.
Katerina Nikoltsou.
Jot Vetter (1).
Jot Vetter (2).
Anna Ley.
Babyface Design, Mika Yamamo.
Dada Reinhardt (1+2).
Ferdinand Trenkel.
Rebekka Schmidt.
Laura Martin (1).
Laura Martin (2).
Andreas Czech.
Martin Armbruster.
Monmonpress (1).
Monmonpress (2).
Neele Bunjes.
Kai Cassuben.
Tevi Cockburn.
Thomas Brown.
Julius Wagner.
Hans Braumüller.
All To Nah Jan.

Reflex #2: Geschichte in Farbe [History in Colour]

Reflex #2.

Reflex #2 offers an approach to the Deutsch-Ostafrika-Gedächtnismal (German East Africa memorial) in Aumühle, Schleswig-Holstein. This issue explores the addition of colour to my usual monochrome photos, making full use of the multi-layered Riso printing process.

Reflex #2, pages 2 and 3.

Printed and available for sale at the nachladen.

Reflex reborn

Reflex, new #1.

Reflex is back: In handy DIN A6 format, folded without staples or glue from a single side A3 risograph print, to yield six pages. This first issue contains three photos illustrating the technique of rephotography.

Printed and for sale at nachladen.

Contrasting with reflex’ former incarnation containing 36 photos (published quarterly), the reduced scope of the new form of six pages, allowing either the printing of three horizontal photos or six vertical ones, not only makes the publication more accessible to the viewer, it also makes printing much more economical. Perhaps most important, the brevity allows me to speedily pursue and publish photographic ideas, allowing for new explorations of form, content and approach, to be published in regular intervals.