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The work of Christopher Williams (b. 1956 Los Angeles) is fundamentally auto-reflexive: it is photography that deals with the photographic medium. His works are very precise photo registrations, reminiscent of commercial product shots with a neutral background. The images are very difficult to associate with one another, but they are all photographed in the same formal way. The registration is so sharp and detached that it ignores the function of the photographed functional items, but is transformed into a representation of an object that has become alienated from its meaning.