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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

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.

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. 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.

Incredible Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop by Jerry Uelsmann

Incredible Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Incredible Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop by Jerry Uelsmann

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.

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.

Fascinating NYT interview with photographer, Jerry Uelsmann. Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann.

Jerry Uelsmann's Analog Dreams

Fascinating NYT interview with photographer, Jerry Uelsmann. Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann.

Jerry Uelsmann is an American photographer known for his photographic montages. Surrealist creations created without the help of photo editing softwares to ...

Jerry Uelsmann Photography

Jerry Uelsmann is an American photographer known for his photographic montages. Surrealist creations created without the help of photo editing softwares to ...

Jerry Uelsmann (born 1934)Untitled1977Gelatin silver print13 1/8 x 10 5/8 in (33.5 x 27.1 cm)© Jerry UelsmannCourtesy of Art Blart.

Jerry Uelsmann (born 1934)Untitled1977Gelatin silver print13 1/8 x 10 5/8 in (33.5 x 27.1 cm)© Jerry UelsmannCourtesy of Art Blart.

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

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


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this photo, unlike mine shows better contrast and good depth of feel. my photo other hand shows color and portriat while this one is more of a landscape with leading lines (altered photo)

Digital Darkroom: An Exploration of Altered Realities

this photo, unlike mine shows better contrast and good depth of feel. my photo other hand shows color and portriat while this one is more of a landscape with leading lines (altered photo)

One of my favorite artists of all time - Jerry Uelsmann creates every one of his pieces in the darkroom. No Photoshop whatsoever.

One of my favorite artists of all time - Jerry Uelsmann creates every one of his pieces in the darkroom. No Photoshop whatsoever.

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. 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) is a pioneer of surreal photography. He began assembling photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available.

Jerry Uelsmann (born 1934) is a pioneer of surreal photography. He began assembling photographs from multiple negatives decades before digital tools like Photoshop were available.

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 way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.

Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana

Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934, Jerry Uelsmann received his B.F.A. degree at the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1957 and his M.S. and M.F.A. at Indiana

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half-ghost-half-human:  Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled (Man With Branches On Beach), 1975

half-ghost-half-human: Jerry Uelsmann, Untitled (Man With Branches On Beach), 1975