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 Post subject: ARTHUR TRESS: PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAODINAIRE.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:19 pm 
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I first discovered Arthur Tress's work in the late '70s, early '80s.
If my memory serves me correctly, I placed a dedication to him in the book of my own photographs, ('The Arcane Eye,') that was included with one of my albums. (Can't for the life of me recall which album it was this minute but I'm sure someone here will fill in the gap in my memory for me!)

Anyway, I was reminded of my admiration for Arthur Tress today for some strange reason, so I'm posting a link for those of you who may be intrigued by his surreal but real photography.

https://www.arthurtress.com/images


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 Post subject: Re: ARTHUR TRESS: PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAODINAIRE.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:42 pm 
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Mindful of the photographer Jerry Uelsmann.

Jerry taught senior & graduate photography at The University of Florida while I was there in the 1970s. I was in the undergraduate department with Douglas Prince, but often went over to the side where Jerry was working, sometimes with 6 or 7 enlargers at one time, moving photographic paper from station to station to get his "post visualization" images. This image I've posted was one I saw him actually working on. The final photo print was about 24"x36" or larger.

Most people know of his work from the more recent reboot of "The Outer Limits", where his photos were used in the opening credits. Same goes for the Stephen King miniseries "Kingdom Hospital".

Jerry Uelsmann website

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 Post subject: Re: ARTHUR TRESS: PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAODINAIRE.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:49 pm 
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Bill Nelson wrote:
I first discovered Arthur Tress's work in the late '70s, early '80s.
If my memory serves me correctly, I placed a dedication to him in the book of my own photographs, ('The Arcane Eye,') that was included with one of my albums. (Can't for the life of me recall which album it was this minute but I'm sure someone here will fill in the gap in my memory for me!)
"The Book Of Splendours".

Or, for those of us who have the first issue, "The Book Splendours" :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: ARTHUR TRESS: PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAODINAIRE.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:09 pm 
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Love the San Francisco, 1964 portfolio .

There is a similarity between The Arcane Eye photography and these with the interesting perspectives, the fish eye, the Surrealism ...

That child with the bangs and the sunspex ... I had a coat like that, shades like that and bangs like that not too long after 1964 in San Francisco ...


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 Post subject: Re: ARTHUR TRESS: PHOTOGRAPHER EXTRAODINAIRE.
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The Hospital Constructions portfolio reminds me of Fantastic Guitars and Quiet Bells .


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