Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder is a unique venture by the late photographer's son to present this work in a modern context.
Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

Documentary use of photography not only complements and completes tradition, but also compresses and updates history. It transforms what has been separated by a generation into a manifestation of the present as no artistic narrative could ever achieve.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Moscow 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

A reflection is urgently needed, a reflection on what to do, and also on how to do it and why to do it. Otherwise, the supposedly new in art, in photography, will ultimately only show itself in the use of new techniques and become obsolete.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Moscow 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder is a unique venture by the late photographer's son and the Peter Bock-Schroeder Foundation to present his work to the public by framing images captured in the 20th century in a modern context. To do so, Jans took to the streets of Paris with a select number of his father's vintage photographs and re-photographed them in settings that alternately reflect the composition, theme and mood of the original.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Moscow 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

A phantasmagoric onion domed Russian cathedral constructed many life times before the birth of the television age and photographed by Peter Bock- Schroeder in Moscow in 1956, was taped to the dead screen of a discarded Bang Olufsen TV set that his son found on a sidewalk in the 12th arrondissement in 2011.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Alaska 1953 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

Other such BSBYBS images like one of an indigenous Alaskan girl sitting under a Cold War poster advising civilians how to spot enemy Russian bombers in the skies overhead was re-photographed by Jans who placed it in the middle of a drawing of a 19th-century battlefield strewn with dead bodies that he found on a wall outside a butcher shop, are limned with double and triple layers of irony.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Moscow 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

Another Kruschev-era image of a mother and her three children posing for a snapshot in front of a Moscow landmark is set on an otherwise barren wall below the word "REPRODUCTION" stenciled in black by a street graffiti artist.

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Moscow 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

"Photographing my father's photographs seemed daunting at first, but I was promised a spot at the Paris Photo Fair 2011, so I was motivated. I like to re-produce photos outside on a cloudy day, because it’s the biggest diffused light source I can find. There are no rules in this project. No limitations."

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Israel 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

"There are the same requirements for both photography and re-production; showing the best of the subject in a unique way. By taking the work of my father out of their usual context, I question them."

Bock-Schroeder by Bock-Schroeder
Peru 1956 by PBS by JBS, Paris 2011

Collector

Soldiers looking at a woman walking by
Collecting Photography is an Art in itself.

Photography has finally evolved into an established artistic medium on the art market.


Child with Bubblegum
Modern Prints

Provenance has always been an important factor in the painting and print markets and it has become the same in the photography market.


Women Workers at Aserbajan Oil Field
Vintage Prints

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced connoisseur, collecting photography has become an excellent investment with a steadily increasing value.