“ Exposing myself, visually or psychologically exposing through art, or some kind of artifice or control or device like art, it was done in a professional way. Others object, but if it is done professionally, it will get the job done.”
Uelsmann on the other hand focused on creativity, created a “reality that transcends surface reality”.
His goal was to create a dream-like world, passing the limits of traditional photography and discovering a surreal world beyond reality.
“ A camera is truly a license to explore. There are no uninteresting things. There are just uninterested people. For me to walk around the block where I live could take five minutes. But when I have a camera, it could take five hours. You just engage in the world differently.” - Uelsmann Jerry Uelsmann “ The Dreary Room”