Pioneer of Surreal Photography - Jerry Uelsmann is a pioneer of surreal photography. He began assembling photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available. Back in the day, he was even friends with legendary nature photographer Ansel Adams and taught workshops with him in Yosemite for years.

Pioneer of Surreal Photography

Way before Photoshop, Jerry Uelsmann was crafting surreal photographs by hand in the dark room. Uelsmann stated assembling images from mul.

Jerry Uelsmann. Forty years ago, Jerry Uelsmann was an avant-garde photographer, using multiple negatives in a darkroom to create a single print that juxtaposed images in a strange, surreal way. Manipulating an image was considered heresy by some photography purists back then. Today Uelsmann is the traditionalist, continuing to use multiple enlargers in a darkroom rather than computer programs such as Photoshop for his ravashing works.

Forty years ago, Jerry Uelsmann was an avant-garde photographer, using multiple negatives in a darkroom to create a single print that juxtaposed images in a strange, surreal way. Manipulating an image was considered heresy by some photogra

Jerry Uelsmann Interview  Surrealist Photography

Jerry Uelsmann - forerunner of photomontage. This guy was doing what we do in photoshop, but working meticulously in the dark room. He broke the rules of photography to develop some beautifully strange and surreal imagery.

Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.

Jerry Uelsmann's Analog Dreams

Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard.

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Jerry Uelsmann's Analog Dreams

Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. His layered images came from seven enlargers, multiple negatives and his own hands.

Cool photo manipulation; reminds me of Jerry Uelsmann

Thank Me Later is an image manipulation project by Belgian Graphic Designer Maxime Quoilin aka remainsteadfast. Both excellent use of negative space and texture keep us staring at these images forever.

Each one loomed beside them, empty, and waiting to be filled."    Photo by Jerry Uelsmann

Tastefully marvelous list of pictures of Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972

Jerry Uelsmann

Pioneer of Surreal Photography

Way before Photoshop, Jerry Uelsmann was crafting surreal photographs by hand in the dark room. Uelsmann stated assembling images from mul.


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