Surrealist Photographer

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  1. Gerald C Koch

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    I think people may be interested in the work of this swedish photographer. Not too many photographers work in this branch of photography. http://erikjohanssonphoto.com
     
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    Interesting work. The only people I know working in surrealism right now are Kahn + Seleznik and the Parkeharrisons.
     
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    I'd class him as a Photoshop artist and the work is interesting, but appropriating old ideas a little too literally for my liking. Really like the fish image though - can imagine it as a Shimano advert in a magazine spread.
    There is definitely a great deal of this kind of work being produced in advertising photography, but you don't often see it breaking into the art world because the 'media' (digital art/photography) is too much of a grey area.
     
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    Here is another one, although, this arist uses all appropriated images which I guess classifies his body of work as digital art.
    http://www.kazanjian.net/
     
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    Have you all forgotten about Jerry Uselman?
     
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    The original and still the best.
     
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    His wife is pretty good .. Jerry wrote the book and kept away from the kitch.
     
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    True, I wonder if she got the "bug" from Jerry but took the digital route.
     
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    I am not sure about that Ann , though it is interesting that they both seem to follow somewhat same path.
    I saw a couple of her prints at Paul Paletti's gallery last year and really like her work.
    so much so that I plan to see if I can make a few tri colours carbon prints for her in the future if she is interested.
    I think I saw inkjet prints which are not in my game plan for the future.

     
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    I have only seen her digital work , which at times has that surrealistic look.
     
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    yes thats what I am referring to .. I think she makes ink jets.. I would love to see them as pigment prints.

    QUOTE=ann;1382156]I have only seen her digital work , which at times has that surrealistic look.[/QUOTE]
     
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    I wonder if surrealism can be produced 100% optically without involving digital manipulation.
     
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    Angus McBean.
    man ray.
    just two examples from pre-digItal era. there are others
     
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    See Jerry Uelsmann
     
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    Uelsmann's prints are more seamless than the Fauxtoshoppers' versions. Hides his hand better, and
    more continuous tones. Then there's the other traditional way of doing it - comp prints touched up
    then rephotographed - better suited to mass production, but sacrifices a bit of that subtle tonality(e.g., Thomas Barbey). It was all not only done before Fauxtoshop, but often done better.
     
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    Thanks. I checked them both and personally prefer man ray.
     
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    I found his interview with Shutterbug here :
    http://www.shutterbug.com/content/master-interview-jerry-uelsmann

    Jerry said he receives comments like : "It's very, very interesting, but it's not photography."

    Reminds me of the modern surrealist, some people say they are graphic or digital artists and some say they are photographers.
     
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    +1

    I agree