In Camera

March 20th, 2006 by john

Back when I was a kid, my father and I turned a small cold cellar in the basement into a darkroom, and I retreated inside for much of my early adolescence. (That may have been his plan all along.) Anyway, we subscribed to a lot of photo magazines — this was the heyday of the consumer SLR and the amateur 35mm-photography craze — and one of my favorite photographers was Jerry Uelsmann, who long before Photoshop was practicing a kind of dreamy surrealism that looked sideways at Duane Michaels and forward to Matt Mahurin. Check it out.