Jerry Uelsmann, Tree House, 1982
The book, "Invisible Cities" by Italo Calvino, explores the concept of imagination and varying perspectives. The explorer Marco Polo describes cities of his travels to the Chinese Emporer Kublai Khan. Because the two speak different languages, Marco Polo uses objects from the cities to describes them. Kublai Khan wanted to know about his expanding empire, looking to Marco Polo and traveling merchants to describe it.
Your assignment is to read an excerpt from the book about a particular city. You must then photograph different objects to merge together to create an image from the city. You will manipulate the images either in the darkroom or in Photoshop. Note that if you choose the darkroom, your options will be slightly limited. Yours might be rather more of an altered negative.
Steps FOR DARKROOM
Steps FOR PHOTOSHOP