Before Photoshop there was Jerry N. Uelsmann.

I work in Adobe Photoshop almost every day of the week. And I have been using it since the days when it was still branded Knoll not Adobe, which is like 100 years ago in computer speak. At this point in my career, I take for granted the power that Photoshop has given so many of us to easily create visually stunning images composited together from multiple sources.That is why, when I revisit works by Jerry N. Uelsmann, I am always blown away by what he created in camera, and in the darkroom. All of these images are film based, and none of them have been Photoshopped. Uelsmann has been doing this kind of work since the 1950’s and he is a true master of his craft.

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