Winner: Photo Remix Challenge

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Last month, we gave you a challenge: married photographers Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor provided ten images for you to remix into an original composition.  We received more than 600 entries, ranging from the poetic to the eerie, to the just plain far-out.

Jerry and Maggie judged the contest and return to the show to announce the results. Kurt Andersen notices that their choices seem to echo the artists’ own work: he's an old-school darkroom guy, while she's embraced the computer.

Winner: Rhett Rebold — Herndon, Virginia


“Surprising and fun and wonderful,” Maggie calls it. “It’s one of those images,” Jerry says, “that when we first saw it we laughed out loud.  It’s so loony, but at the same time it’s presented in such a cohesive way visually, that it just engages you at all kinds of levels.” 

Rhett says the composition was “partially planned, partially accident.”  An aviation enthusiast, Rhett happened to have the photos of the female pilot and dirigible on hand.  When he dragged the cockpit over the bird, something clicked: “crow as aircraft.”


Cindy, “Treehugger”

Maggie's Choice: Cindy Tiehen — Huntington Beach, California
Treehugger  ~ Thoreau on my mind

In her submission, Cindy wrote, "I conjured up this eco-dandy in Photoshop using the sky, trees, leaf and butterfly images and finished with a couple texture layers to rough him up a bit." Maggie found it “streamlined and elegant.”



Joseph, “The Secret Forest

Jerry's Choice: Joseph Sherman Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
The Secret Forest

Jerry appreciated how the man in the bowler hat was used in a way that was at once realistic and surrealistic, and he was tickled by the caption: "Behold the secret forest. Watch out for the flock of Blackbirds!" 



→ Our contest is over, but you can still take the challenge.

Studio 360’s staff picks 


Slideshow: Honorable Mentions

Music Playlist

  1. Something New

    Artist: John Mayall
    Album: So Many Roads
    Label: HIP-O (PG)/Fontana
  2. Photographic

    Artist: Depeche Mode
    Album: Speak & Spell
    Label: Reprise

Kris, Untitled
Kris's caption: "It's Kurt with a hat... And a butterfly."

Paul, Untitled
"Created using the butterfly, hand, guitar, and marble head images."

Alan, The Andalusian Crow
"An homage to Jerry Uelsmann with a nod to Salvadore Dali. I don't pretend to know what this is all about!"

Michele, Untitled
"This is my CS4 rendition of Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' after listening to Jonathan Schwartz this afternoon on NYC."

Jeremy, Rainbow-in-a-hat

Deirdre, .meta.morphosis.

Victor, Subconscious Stream

Lelek83, Untitled

Doug, Approaching Climate Change, 2012

James, The nature of nature

Jerry, Crow Play
"One marble head tells the other, 'See what my Crow can do.'"

Paul, Untitled
"I used the butterfly, path, sky, and blackbird images."

Todd, Untitled

Jacqui, Untitled

Colleen, Untitled

Jamie, Untitled

Heather, The Crazy Tea Party
"I put the images together by intuition. What feels right gets manipulated into a dreamlike or nightmarish scenario. I have had this image in my head for years. I'm so glad that I had the chance to bring it out into the world."

Louise, Untitled
"Love the grunge filter. Thanks, this is a fun thing to do while I watch the Thanksgiving parade. Happy Turkey Day!"

Dan, Flying guitar

Ellen Jantzen, A Murder of Crows
"Conversing on the meaning of Reality."

Len, Untitled
"A remix of mind over matter."

David, Belle of the Ball
"She has many suitors but only one will be chosen."

Dave, Dreaming of Barry O'Bonga's Health Care
"I believe the title says it all. Hail to the Choom Gang."

mike toh, One (the chosen one)

Michael Jantzen, Captive

Dan, Dark Reflections

Trisha, Never Lose Hope

Michael, Origami Folder Life

todd, Untitled

Peter, Untitled
"Hi there. I was hoping to get a little taste of Joel Peter Witkin in there, but mainly I just wanted to create a decent looking composition. Hope you like it. for more artwork (movie effects and game design mostly) Thanks!"