Jerry Uelsmann

Untitled (Floating Rock)

Jerry Uelsmann Untitled (Floating rock), Alternate Projects

Jerry Uelsmann
Untitled (Floating Rock), 1991
Gelatin silver print. Signed and dated to lower right mat board ‘J.N.U 1991’; signed, dated, and stamped in ink on the back.
14 x 11 in (photo)


Jerry Uelsmann is an American photographer renowned for his innovative work with photomontage and the dream-like surreal imagery created with it. These laborious handmade collages are the result of darkroom effects involving multiple exposures and many enlargers, processes that foreshadowed the use of Adobe Photoshop in the late 20th century. It is Uelsmann’s  desire to share with the viewer images from his imagination, and to create “allegorical surrealist imagery of the unfathomable.”