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  • JERRY uelSMANN
    By Laurel Massicott
  • Relevant Bio.
    Life time: June 11, 1934 – Present
    Born: U.S.A Detroit Michigan
    Style: Surrealist Photographer
    Preferred Medium: Silver Gelatin Print
    B.F.A at Rochester Institute of Technology (1957)
    M.S & M.F.A. at Indiana University (1960)
    Former trustee of “Friends of Photography”
  • Relevant Bio. Cont.
    First job offer, he taught photography at the University of Florida where he became a professor of art in 1974
    Had 100 individual art shows in the United States
    Used 12 different enlargers to get desired effects
    Now lives in Gainesville with wife (artist) Maggie Taylor
  • Inspiration
    He was inspired by nature and natural beauty
    Examples of this natural beauty include nude women, hands, birds, trees, streams, and many others.
    Additionally, he seems to be inspired by freedom and flight. This can be seen in his photography in the form of flying people, vast landscapes, and birds.
  • Inspiration Cont.
    It is likely, also, that his wife, Maggie Taylor, inspired him because of her artistic influences. She probably helped him with ideas for photos.
    Many of his photos depict scenes of the northern country where he grew up. It then can be inferred that he was inspired by the landscape, water features, plant life, and solidarity of that part of the country.
  • Photo 1
    “Room #1”
    1963
    Silver Gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Photo 2
    “Small Woods Where I Met Myself”
    1967
    Silver gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Photo 3
    “Little Hamburger Tree”
    1970
    Silver Gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Photo 4
    Untitled
    1982
    Silver Gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Photo 5
    “Threshold”
    1999
    Silver Gelatin
    No size listed
  • Photo 6
    Untitled
    2000
    Silver Gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Photo 7
    “Meditation Mystery”
    2001
    Silver Gelatin print
    No size listed
  • Photo 8
    “For All The Dogs That Have Blessed My Life”
    2002
    Silver Gelatin Print
    No size listed
  • Untitled 2003 Silver Gel.
  • Description
    Generally dark photo
    Has two cupped hands with a ripple of water in them
    The background is mountainous with pine trees everywhere
    The hands seem to be coming out of a black lake with a first person view of the hands
    The mountains are slightly reflected on the lake.
  • Analysis
    Foreground: Hands
    Middle ground: Lake and trees
    Background: Mountains/Mist
    Emphasis: On the ripple ( the brightest point on the photo besides the sky)
    Symmetrical balance
    The foreground, middle, and back ground show proportion of the hands and trees
    Leading line of the edges of the lake to the vanishing point where the mountains meet
  • Interpretation
    The photo was taken to show the eerie beauty of solitude in nature.
    To make humans seem like a small part of a great and beautiful world
    The water in the hands represents unity and purification through and with nature
  • Judgement
    I like this photo because it is surreal, yet it is plausible to see in real life
    It is well composed, and I like the way the sky is about to get dark
    I also appreciate the clarity of the photo
    It is a beautiful portrayal of man and nature coexisting.
  • Question: 1
    Where did Jerry Uelsmann Grow up?
    Detroit
    Denmark
    Colorado
    Miami
  • Detroit
  • Question 2
    What style did Uelsmann use?
    Documentary photography
    Surrealism
    Pop Photography
    Landscape
  • Surrealism
  • Question 3
    Which of these groups was Jerry a part of?
    National Photographic Society
    Friends of Photography
    Art is Art
    Michigan Photography Center
  • Friends Of Photography