Earth & Flesh: An Empowerment Shoot with Daniela Semidey by James Reiman

I recently worked on a shoot with model Daniela Semidey.  We had been talking about doing a boudoir or nude shoot either in the studio or in nature for several weeks until our schedules aligned and we were able to get together.  It happened to work out so that the only day that we could meet was a at a time that I was unable to book us a studio.  So nature it was.

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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: Exterior Signage 2018 by James Reiman

I am happy to announce that one of my photographs was one of 37 photographs to be selected to be shown on the new outdoor signage at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts from April to June of 2018.  The selected image was from a fairly recent shoot with one of my regular clients - the very talented Reba-Lynne Parsons.  If you happen to be in the downtown Tampa area near the museum please look up and check out the outdoor show!

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Reba, 2018.

For more details about the show please click  here . 

For more details about the show please click here

Gallery Documentation: Gallery 501 - Effect/Affect by James Reiman

Last week I had the opportunity to document a phenomenal show at Gallery 501, which is located on the campus of Howard W. Blake School of the Arts in Tampa, FL.  Here is the press release:

Effect/Affect presents a range of artistic responses to the cultural landscape of the 1970s to the present day through a curated selection on loan from the Collection of the University of South Florida alongside the collaborative project SWAP – MAKE ONE / TAKE ONE – A ZINE PROJECT headed by Tampa-based contemporary artist Jay Giroux.

Artwork from University of South Florida Collection includes works by Trenton Doyle Hancock, Vito Acconci, Lorna Simpson, Jia Aili, Jenny Holzer, Graciela Iturbide, Roy Lichtenstein, Ibrahim Miranda, Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruscha, Hollis Sigler, Sergei Volkov and Gunter Wirth, all courtesy of the USF Contemporary Art Museum.

Effect/Affect is co-curated by Amanda Poss and Vincent Kral with the collaboration of Noel Smith.  The exhibit was on display October 6-26, 2017 by appointment.  In case you missed it, here are some of the photos I made of the exhibit.

Treasured Talk: Season Two (Social Media Teaser) by James Reiman

I started working with Treasure Robinson on Season 2 of her Youtube interview series entitled Treasured Talk this month.  This has been a fun project for me for a couple of reasons.  The first is that I am partnering up with my wife, Olivia of SimplyOli, on the video production for the series.   In addition, we are also working with a very talented photographer and painter, Anna Lee Murray.  And then lastly there is Treasure herself.  She is really fun and has some great ideas and guests lined up for the coming months.  I look forward to seeing where our partnership goes.  I can't say too much else right now as the channel is set to debut Season 2 in November 2017. 

In the mean time, here is the social media trailer that we put together for Treasure's Instagram feed. 

Gallery Documentation: "Mementos" at the Centre Gallery by James Reiman

Last week I documented Mementos at the Centre Gallery located on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center at the University of South Florida Tampa campus.  Mementos is a group exhibition with works by Tampa-based artists: Jessica Barber, Jenal Dolson, Chasity Williams, Jessica Brasseur, and Pat Blocher, curated by Alyssa Cordero. The exhibition was on view from September 18 - 29, 2017.

Here is a portion of the original press release for the exhibit:

Visitors to the gallery will experience works that examine the ideas of memory and art as souvenirs of experiences. Through combinations of painting, installation, photography, drawing, and mixed medium the artists create mixtures of their experiences frozen in time as a visual memory. These works are shared memories created by the artist and then experienced again by the viewer.

Using combinations of different mediums and forms of techniques, the artist’s emphasize familiar imagery and forms to created these works of moments. The artists are all Tampa-based and current USF students or alumni.
— Centre Gallery