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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

photography and photoshop combined (jerry uelsmann)

photography and photoshop combined (jerry uelsmann)

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

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

jerry uelsmann

jerry uelsmann

Untitled, 1999

Untitled, 1999

Jerry Uelsmann, American 1934-Present, Multiple Negatives, Composites, Collage

Jerry Uelsmann, American 1934-Present, Multiple Negatives, Composites, Collage

#Jerry Uelsmann @adaleerut I'm going to name it "tree if life".

#Jerry Uelsmann @adaleerut I'm going to name it "tree if life".

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