Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Jerry Uelsmann - master of the photomontage

 Jerry Uelsmann pioneered the art of photomontage (a single composite image comprised of multiple photographs) decades before Photoshop arrived on the scene in February 1990.

He worked with multiple enlargers to create surreal images, some of which contain Jungian archetypes and other dream-style images that speak to the subconscious.

Here are some of my favorites of his works. Our high school photography teacher had shared his work around 2004-2005 and the images left a such a big impression on my that I made my own photomontages in 2008 for my college capstone project and then continued making more for a few years after finishing the photography degree.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The American Art book - page stopping images

"Marmon Crankshaft" - Paul Outerbridge, 1923
Platinum print
Venus Rising From the Sea - A Deception (After the Bath) - Raphaelle Peale, c1822
oil on canvas, on display at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City
The Orchestra Pit, Old Proctor's Fifth Avenue Theatre - Everett Shinn, 1906/1907
oil on canvas
"A Virgin" - Abbott Handerson Thayer, c1892-93
Oil on canvas
"Colorado Springs, CO" - Robert Adams, 1968
Gelatin silver print
"Bill Curry, drifter, Interstate 40" - Richard Avedon, 1980
Gelatin silver print
"Burning Mills, Oswego, NY" - George Barnard, 1853

Other images to find:

"Red and Gold" - Frank William Benson

"Time and Tide" - Alfred T. Bricher

"Chicago" - Harry Callahan

"Kentucky Trees" - Paul Caponigro

"Untitled" - Vija Clemens
(waves, 1990, oil on linen)

"Niagara" - Frederic Church

"Ezra Pound" - Alvin Langdon Coburn

"Storm King on the Hudson" - Samuel Colman

"An Oasis in the Badlands" - Edward S. Curtis

"The Spinet" - Thomas Wilmer Dewing

"Central Savings" - Richard Estes

"Unadilla Diner" - Ralph Goings

"Ken Moody and Robert Sherman" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"Interior of Fort Laramie" - Alfred Jacob Miller

"Desert Fire, #249" - Richard Misrach

"Shuffleton's Barbershop" - Norman Rockwell
cool illusion of depth

Tuesday, January 1, 2013