An evolution of his initial style of color infrared.
Larry has always carried a
camera, and one day it was to the orthopedic
surgeons office where his wife Mary was getting x-rays taken. He was captivated
by the look of the x-rays as the doctor examined them on the viewbox and
wondered how they would photograph in his color infrared style. Mary's "knees"
and "hands holding x-rays of
were his first two in what would become a popular ongoing series in a
A thirty year veteran of selling his fine art
photography at art shows, Larry has never had to look far to come
up with an original creative body of work as can be seen by examining the
various styles he and Mary have created over the years. Click on
one of the links below and browse the different styles of photography on
their many web sites.
Theme photographs of teddy bears,
Artist Statement hanging in my booth
at the art shows
Photographer Larry Berman is a veteran of
25+ years on the art show circuit selling his fine art photography. He
recently added a new technique: color infrared. Using a Nikon Coolpix
digital camera and combinations of color filters to block all but narrow
band spikes of visible light while letting all infrared radiation pass,
Berman captured his The Chair image on a trip to Miami Beach, Florida.
"Unlike the old days of shooting infrared in 35mm where you never knew
what you got until you developed the film," he says, "digital cameras let
you see the results instantly on the LCD screen. The different colors are
a result of the quality of light and shadows hitting the subject." Berman
then takes the next step by opening up the images on his computer and
running his own Photoshop actions that he has developed through
experimentation. "Infrared images have a strange color and tonal balance
to them right out of the camera. Some go red; others have a cyan sheen.
Rarely will they have a full tonal range." His latest bodies of color
infrared photography can be seen on www.AlternatePhoto.com and