Sally Swiatek
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Julia Nelson
Photo by Jerry Ulesmann
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Alexis Osei


Sophia Breyfogle - Jerry Uelsmann
I think that Uelsmann's most unique technique is his combination of the human body and nature. His images usually incorporate an ordinary landscape photograph with an unusual human presence. This is my favorite picture by Uelsmann because of the womans body shape flowing into the river. The womans presence in this picture almost seems natural, like she is fitting right into the rocks. Uelsmann successfully manages to change the literal scale of his subjects in his pictures. His perspective in this photo leads the viewers eye down the river and into the valley but also noticing the woman in the front. To me this photo most literally represents "mother nature" with its peace and serenity.

Alison Kayes

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Ines Castillo
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Ulesmann, Journey Into Night, 2006

Kate Woloshin
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Jerry Ulesmann.
Untitled, 1986.

Natalie Reneau
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Jerrry Uelsmann
Untitled, 2008

I chose this Uelsmann piece because I feel that it relates quite well to our goals for this project. Uelsmann's work is truly awesome in its fantasticality, producing alternative realities that seem unattainable. This photograph stood out to me as a more simple manifestation of Uelsmann's vision. He combines negative space with a preexisting shape in the landscape, creating a bizarre yet undeniably natural composition. The fact that the figures back is exposed makes it seem like she too is looking for the light at the end of the picture, giving her presence an organic function and purpose. I guess I just thought that this was a really good example of how you can combine two completely different ideas, but still find unity through composition and balance.