The collections reflect something of the diversity and practice of Reichardt’s photography: capturing events and people on his travels to Cuba, a personal photographic diary filled with the contradictions and beauty of everyday live. – The print collections offer you the opportunity to purchase an original print, signed and numbered.
“With amaze and tremble”
Fiction of a pose.
Photographed in Havana 2018/01/12
Image size 80 x 100 cm / Edition of 7 /
Collectors prints are available in an exclusive 18 x 24 print format in a limited edition of 75. The prints come framed with passepartout in the format 30 x 30 cm and an authentication letter, numbered and signed. ///
“Un certain regard ” Photographed in Havana during the the pandemic time /// Image size 14 x 24 cm / Image mounted in black wooden frame with passepartout / Frame size 30 x 30 cm / Edition of 75 /// € 100
Signing and framing the square prints /// 0:50s
” It’s about finding order in what may at first seem like chaos. It’s about simplifying what you see and distilling everything into a single, coherent frame. Classic compositional techniques like leading lines, foreground, symmetry and rules of thirds come into play and it’s all about finding the right spot; – all this takes time. But there is also the reverse, you are ‘at one’ with time and ‘are’ in the right place, along with what is happening around you. You are no longer looking for the right detail, the images come to you, you just have to take them in, because you have earned them by walking to them. Step by step. And with each step you’ve forgotten something about yourself and at the same time you learned something new.”
The Malecon is the heart of Havana. Construction of the first section began in 1901. At the point where the Paseo del Prado meets the Atlantic Ocean, the wide avenue that separates Habana Vieja and Centro Habana.
“The salesman sits still at the sales window, waiting for passers-by who want to buy something from the few things he has to offer. The grid seems to additionally cross him out in his cross-hatching and to underline his insignificance; only his gaze penetrates the grid and a vaguely undefined desire becomes visible, the cause of which he has long forgotten.”
SALESMAN at Calle 10 de Octubre in Cerro, Havana. /// Image size 150 x 100 cm with 8 cm white border / frame size 170 x 120 cm / image mounted behind 2mm acrylic glass with wooden walnut frame ///
The collection shows a nation and its people in the context of an eternal crisis, in play with the daily political and social struggle for survival.
VAGABONDS. /// Image size 80 x 100 / 12 cm white border / mounted behind 2mm Acrylic matt glas with wooden frame / Frame size 108 x 128 cm ///
“The single individual, the singular, the solitary, is my real theme. To be for oneself, to be in oneself. It doesn’t matter how close I get to a person, it’s almost that I can only perceive them properly from a distance, see them and feel their inner struggle. Because I don’t have to explain myself, I don’t have to behave, I just see. Two sensations overlap: the feeling of being for me and the feeling of being in someone else.”