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Surrealist Hues March 12, 2008

Posted by mmonla in Art and Design.

I’ve posted below a few pictures by photographer Jerry Uelsmann. His work consists of darkroom manipulation of multiple negatives to create surrealist imagery. I’m very impressed by his darkroom editing techniques; they’re very… ‘old photoshop’.

With the advent of digital photography, we’ve become quite used to this type of photomontage. But back when these prints were created, the photographic image was mostly considered as true as the eye.

Jerry 1

jerry 2

jerry 3



1. =] - March 16, 2009

I love his pictures.
they are soo ramdom and great..
Does Jerry Uelsmann do any coloured pictures or arre they only black and white?

mmonla - March 16, 2009

Yeah they’re amazing, eh? I’m pretty sure he only does b&w, probably because of all the darkroom work…

2. Charles's baby - March 19, 2009

wow these surrealism pictures are really good. we are using them as an example in our photography class 🙂

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