Let the picture do the talking

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These photographers, Jerry Uelsmann and Murad Osmann, have a lesson for LinkedIn users.

Jerry Uelsmann the consummate artist

I have been inspired by Jerry Uelsmann’s photography for over 30 years.  He imagines the impossible and, using traditional darkroom techniques in non-traditional ways, creates images unthinkable with Photoshop.  His mantages are surreal, challenging the viewer to look beyond and within.  The image above is a self-portrait; a collage of images placing him in his darkroom, viewed from different perspectives.  Individually, they are interesting but seen together, they give a fuller, deeper understanding of the man.

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He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives

The New York Times, January, 2011

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Visit his website to see more of his work.

Murad Osmann’s photographs go viral

Murad Osmann (@muradosmann on Instagram) is a contemporary Russian photographer who has seen his personal photographs of his girlfriend, Nataly Zakharova, explode online in recent days. The story goes that Nataly was getting tired of him always being preoccupied with his camera, literally having to drag him by the hand to keep moving. This lead to the perspective we see in each shot of the series.  Have a look …

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A photographer has combined the two loves of his life by taking a series of stunning snaps featuring his girlfriend leading him by the hand around the world.

A glance at Murad Osmann’s Instagram account reveals the globe-trotting pair including Disney World, Venice and London’s Carnaby Street among their many destinations.

But these are no cheesy holiday snaps – Osman’s girlfriend is pictured from behind, grasping onto her lover’s hand and leading him forward.

The Huffington Post, March 2013

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Select your background and camera angle carefully

I am not suggesting you compose your LinkedIn pictures like Jerry Uelsmann’s or Murad Osmann’s works.  Rather, I am suggesting you carefully select a background and camera angle that tells something more about you.

Let your picture do the talking

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