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Incredible Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

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.

Jerry Uelsmann (born 1934) Untitled 1977 Gelatin silver print 13 1/8 x 10 5/8 in (33.5 x 27.1 cm) © Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann‘The Mind’s Eye: 50 years of Photography’Peabody Essex Museum, Salem11.2.2012 - 15.7.2012 Surreal, funny and provocative, Jerry Uelsmann’s photographs are icons of American photo history. His most famous technique — seamlessly fabricating photographs from unrelated negatives to create imaginary scenes — cemented his standing as a leading light of non-literal photography. The exhibition combines Uelsmann’s most celebrated works with many nev

God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.~~Augustine....//Jerry Uelsmann