Lives and works in Salisbury, North Carolina
Two Cardinals in the Thicket is a photographic series exploring themes of human ecology, navigation and how a landscape shapes its own identity. The images are taken throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina, once a pipeline for slave transportation from Virginia to the Deep South in the 1800's. The photographs act as quiet comments to the contemporary landscape. Influenced by Szarkowski’s ideas of Mirrors and Windows, the images seek to bind documents and poetics, candid and intentional, aggression and subtlety, isolation and connection.
Crisis Center, Lexington, North Carolina
Wildflower (Swamp Milkweed), Jerusalem, North Carolina
Parking Lot Carwash, Lexington, North Carolina
Toy and Insurance Booth (Flea Market), Salisbury, North Carolina
Graffiti #1 (River Access Underpass), Donnaha, North Carolina
Knife Booth (Flea Market), Salisbury, North Carolina
Wildflower (Yellow Crownbeard with Ladybug & Spider), Yadkin, North Carolina
Graffiti (Waterfall Park), Cooleemee, North Carolina
River Access Campground, Yadkin, North Carolina
Thrift Store, Mt. Gilead, North Carolina
Parker James Reinecker is a photographer and educator based in Central North Carolina and Atlanta Georgia. He is currently working in the Central Piedmont Region of North Carolina. Growing up in coal country, Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania, with a bar and a church on every corner, his work touches on the experience of growing up in the blue-collar United States. Using various themes and contemporary iconography, Parker's images and series develop metaphorical narratives through a candid setting, while immersed in his relationship to the broken landscape of “Small Town America." The focus remains on the conflict of poverty and beliefs, values and traditions, hope within the broken dreams and some touches of humor within it all.