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.
The closer the evening sun moves toward the horizon, the busier it gets on Havanas favorite waterfront promenade – the Malecón. Couples sit on the wall in love, anglers cast their bait, people stroll, chat and laugh. While the salt, the sun, and economic difficulties have taken their toll, the colors have faded and there are large scars in the masonry, it still exudes its own morbid charm..
LOVERS AT MALECON /// Image size : 164,8 x 110 cm with 2 cm white border / frame size : 173,2 x 118,4 cm / image mounted behind 2mm acrylic glass with wooden walnut shadow gap frame / Edition of 7 /// ‘prices on request’
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. ///
+ tax and shipping
“Nightfall #01 – 06” Corner house at Calle Misión and Cardenas in Havana Vieja. Photographed in Havana, August 2022 /// Image size 18 x 24 cm / mounted in black wooden frame with passepartout / Frame size 30 x 30 cm / Edition of 75 /// € 100
+ tax and shipping
Signing and framing the square prints /// 0:50s
And with each step you’ve forgotten something about yourself …
” 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.” j.a.reichardt
“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 / Edition of 7 /// ‘prices on request’
State of Play
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.
Fascinated by the fact that there is a closed world in which time seems to have a completely different dimension. Instead of getting faster and faster, society tries to stretch out a moment as long as possible, like in an infinite time capsule. I wondered how this is possible.