Val Telburg

13 07 2012

Mr. Telburg used a lot of double exposures and depth of vision to create eerie dreamlike photos. I think he would have loved photoshop and their layers.

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Val Telberg (Russian, 1910-1995)
Born in Moscow, Val Telberg lived in China, Japan, and Korea during his youth. He studied painting at the Art Student’s League, New York, in 1942, where he was exposed to the surrealism movement and experimental filmmaking. To support his painting, Telberg traveled from Florida to Massachusettes, printing photographs of nightclub patrons and working at photographic concession stands where people posed with cutouts of celebrities. In 1945, he returned to New York and produced narrative, surrealist photographs using sandwiched, bleached or burned negatives and double exposure within the camera. His later work evolved to large scale, scroll-like multiple images.



2 responses

13 07 2012

inspirational photographer. Thanks.

13 07 2012
David Halliday

yes he was

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