Jerry Uelsmann Get Ready. “ Undiscovered Self” Jerry Uelsmann, US, 1999
Born in Detroit on June 11, 1934.
Married to Maggie Taylor.
Went to Rochester Institute of Technology & Indiana University.
Began to teach photography at University of FL.
Became a graduate research professor of art (photography) at the university.
His photographs are in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide.
Of course I’m still alive~
From Minor White, he learned that his camera had the ability not only to record images, but also that "it did have the potential of transcending the initial subject matter.”
He began work as a graduate assistant in the laboratory at Indiana, but decided that this was not the right field for him.
Untitled [figure embedded in grass in landscape], 1983 , Jerry Uelsmann
SALVADOR DALI IN PHOTOGRA-PHY
wizard in the darkroom !!!!
Whoa, how did he do that?
Superimposing Images in darkroom.
Suddenly I gave myself a slap and thought “Oh, my God, if I put my negatives in different enlargers I could move the paper from easel to easel rather than constantly switching the negatives in the enlarger.”
Superimpose: Place or lay (one thing) over another, typically so that both are still evident.
“ My creative process begins when I get out with the camera and interact with the world. A camera is truly a license to explore.” Jerry Uelsmann. “ There’s a lot of source material once you have the freedom of not having to complete an image at the camera.” Jerry Uelsmann. EVERYTHING is an inspiration to him.
Jerry Uelsmann Untitled (Eye in Garden), 1975 ,Black-and white photograph, 19½ x 13 , Jerry Uelsmann
black-and-white composite photographs
merges and layers elements of the natural and manmade worlds with seamless exactitude.