Review: Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor: This is not photography

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Last week a link was making its rounds on social media reminding people of an artist documentary being shown publicly on Direct TV and much to my surprise it was of Jerry Uelsmann & Maggie Taylor. I’m not as familiar with Maggie’s work as I am with Jerry’s, but I was super excited to check out the show nonetheless.

Back in college, one of my professors Fred, was head over heels for Jerry’s work and once I saw it, I realized why. Uelsmann is a magician of the darkroom. Not only is he a visionary with how he even thinks of his compositions, but he manages to somehow dodge and burn his way into creating the most exquisite & surreal moments in time.

I’ve always been in awe of his work and being able to actually watch him create in the darkroom during this documentary had me completely geeked…

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