Years before the invention of photoshop, Jerry Uelsmann was producing composite photographs with multiple negatives and extensive darkroom work. He uses up to a dozen enlargers at a time to produce his final images, and has a large archive of negatives that he has shot over the years. The negatives that Uelsmann uses are known to reappear within his work, acting as a focal point in one work, and background as another.
Jerry Ueslmann. This and other Ueslmann works interest me with their sense of the surreal. Particularly, this image is intriguing because he was able to edit these two images together so seamlessly without modern technology (it was photographed in 1982).
Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.