Artist of the moment…..Photographer Jerry Uelsmann

Jerry Uelsmann was born in Detroit, Michigan in the year 1934. Uelsmann is thought to be the inventor of the photomontage. He became heavily interested in photography when he was teenagers. For his collegiate education the artist attended the Rochester Institute of Technology where he earned a bachelors degree. Uelsmann went on to earn a masters degree from Indiana University.

His end result isn’t meant to be a particular time or location, but rather a short journey. The end result is a composite of many photographs and images that the artist has taken over the years. He was creating works that might be mistaken for photoshop, long before they had even been a dream in a technicians head.

In his process he might use up to one dozen assistants, many hours in the darkroom, and his extensive working knowledge just to produce one image. Uelsmann enjoys working in a black and white format.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $20,000.

A link to the website of Jerry Uelsmann:

Jerry Uelsmann has taught photography at the collegiate level at the University of Florida beginning in 1960.

Uelsmann has shown his photography at the Museum of Modern Art.

His photographs have appeared in the opening credits of the television series the Outer Limits.

In this clip we hear from Uselmann himself as he talks about his process and what makes his photographs different than the works that are made entirely from the use of digital technology. Lets hear it for the old school of thought and hard work !

In this clip a montage of images by the master of the photomontage, Jerry Uelsmann.


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