From:Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
About this objectJerry Uelsmann is a prominent American photographer of the 20th century whose work challenges the viewers’ sensibilities as to what is real and what is logical. Uelsmann uses the technique of “combination printing”, the layering of multiple negatives on top of each other in the enlarger.
This postcard was a valentine card Jerry Uelsmann sent to Alice Wells. In the image, Uelsmann jumps in the air. The border is adorned with illustrated cupids, and the card is tinted a neon salmon hue.
Medium and MaterialsGelatin Silver Print
Inscription and MarksRecto: [ink] ALice*VOLUMINOUSVALENTINEVIBRATIONSJerry
MeasurementsImage: 23 x 17.7 cm
Overall: 35.7 x 27.9 cm
Subject and Association Keywords20th Century Photography
Subject and Association KeywordsPostcard
Subject and Association KeywordsSelf-Portrait
Subject and Association KeywordsJumping
Credit LineGift of the estate of Alice Wells
Copyright LicenceAll rights reserved