Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Jerry Uelsmann (7 quotes)

(1934- )
An American photographer who produces composite photographs with multiple negatives and extensive darkroom work. Uelsmann taught photography and art for 38 years at the University of Florida.
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"I have gradually confused photography with life."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 55, Page 32
Photography > General
Quote #145
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"My creative process begins when I get out with the camera and interact with the world. A camera is truly a license to explore. There are no uninteresting things. There are just uninterested people."
"Well, I do think, particularly the way I work, the better images occur when you’re moving to the fringes of your own understanding. That's where self-doubt and risk taking are likely to occur. It’s when you trust what’s happening at a non-intellectual non-conscious level that you can produce work that later resonates, often in a way that you can’t articulate a response to."
"And young people who are learning digital skills discover that the real challenge is coming up with an image that resonates, first of all, with your self and hopefully, with an audience. They can learn all these new techniques and think that they’re easier to use, but creating great images isn’t about the tools. "
"Of course, in order to make art, the frustration of not working has to be greater than the frustration of working."
"Editions made sense when people worked with engravings where the plate wore down as prints were made. An early number of the edition had slightly better quality. But that’s not the case with photography. To me, it’s a false way of creating value."
"It’s equally hard and labor intensive to create an image on the computer as it is in a darkroom. Believe me. "