||Signed by the Photographer
Using multiple negatives to produce his surreal, dreamlike photographs, Jerry Uelsmann has developed a singular artistic vision which has carried him through a nearly 50 year artistic career.
Firmly entrenched in his traditional darkroom practices, Uelsmann continues to produce magical and thought-provoking imagery without the help of modern computer-base techniques. Uelsmann says, ?There?s an element of alchemy that I sense in the darkroom that I would never ever sense in front of a computer. There?s a technological well that is behind the screen that is beyond any comprehension for me. It?s not particularly mystical ? it?s just technical. In the darkroom it feels much more spiritual.?
Uelsmann?s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Victoria an Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, among many others.
The Mind's Eye 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann with Introduction essays by A.D Coleman and Phillip Prodger. Hard-bound, 12 x 13 inches, 150 duo-tone plates, 296 pages. Regular Edition 1,000 copies.
Modernbook Editions, 2010.
296 pp., 150 duotone illustrations,