ALFRED GESCHEIDT

ALFRED GESCHEIDT

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Nowadays almost every picture you see in an official publication has probably been photoshopped to some extent, even if it’s just to get rid of the shadows or raise the overall brightness of the photograph rather than the wacky stuff we all know you can do with Photoshop. But before Photoshop was even invented a photographer called Alfred Gescheidt was creating images that are very similar to the kind of stuff we see photoshopped now – and they’re arguably way better than what we see today too.

Alfred Gescheidt was born in New York in 1926 and after serving in the Navy during World War II he decided he wanted to become a photographer. Although he initially began taking ‘regular’ photos of life on the street and beaches of America which featured in Time magazine in the 1950′s, he soon became more interested in creating bizarre images which he liked to call photomontages.

Alfred created the images through his own trickery and imagination with the camera and it’s really amazing how he managed to do all this when photoshop wasn’t even available and all he had with his sheer will and creativity. At the time, other photographers were left baffled at how he could produce the images that he did and some are still unsure just what he did to achieve.

As you might expect, Alfred’s penchant for the unusual and bizarre led to him being quite a hit in the world of advertising in the 1960′s and he created numerous campaign, book, magazine and album covers. Alfred died peacefully in New York City on January 22nd 2012 and although he may no longer be with us, his spirt lives on in his iconic photography that you can see below and on the following pages. It’s a shame that we won’t be able to see more stuff like this now that Photoshop exists.
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Alfred Gescheidt es un fotógrafo profesional nacido en Queens, Nueva York el 19 de diciembre de 1926.

Gescheidt ha tenido una larga y distinguida carrera como artista y fotógrafo. Sus fotomontajes, realizados antes de los avances de la manipulación por ordenador como Photoshop, lo hicieron famoso en la industria y sus imágenes fueron vistas por millones. Con un gran ojo tanto para el humor como para los detalles sublimes de la vida cotidiana, ha sido descrito como “el Charlie Chaplin de la cámara”.
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source: studiolotustrendswordpress

Alfred Gescheidt é um fotógrafo profissional, nascido em Queens, Nova Iorque em 19 de Dezembro de 1926.

Gescheidt teve uma longa e distinta carreira como artista e fotógrafo. Suas fotomontagens, feitas antes da inovação de manipulações de computador como o Photoshop, o tornou famoso na indústria e suas imagens foram vistas por milhões de pessoas. Com um olho para ambos os detalhes bem-humorado e sublime na vida cotidiana, ele tem sido descrito como o “Charlie Chaplin da câmera”.