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2008 Coral Shores High School Yearbook
Tavernier, FL
2008 Coral Shores High School Yearbook
Medical Laboratory Observer - November 2006
March 2005 Art Business News "Emerging Artists" section
Art Business News March 2005 Emerging Artists Section

Larry Berman has created a unique style of digital photography by experimenting with color infrared and an older digital camera that had good infrared sensitivity.
"I use combinations of color filters in front of the lens to control the colors and contrast between light and shadows," he says. "Though any light source that gives off infrared radiation is workable, I get my best results through the relationship between shadows and sunlight."
Berman's images are created using the same equipment and style and are broken down into three distinctly different bodies of work. He started shooting architectural abstracts, in which the shapes and relationships between highlights and shadows are enhanced by colors, and also captured everyday objects. Through experimenting, Berman learned that the simplest subjects and compositions were the most effective and had the most visual impact. The third body of work resulted from a visit to the orthopedic surgeon with his wife when she was having her knees X-rayed. He photographed the X-rays on a view box and the resulting images became a cornerstone for a medical-related body of work.

Official Artist of the 2005
Florida Chiropractic Association Convention Series

Larry Berman - Official Artist of the 2005 Florida Chiropractic Association Convention Series

Larry Berman - Official Artist of the 2005 Florida Chiropractic Association Convention Series

The Big Picture Magazine June 2004

Good to the Bone
To achieve his color X-ray photographs, Pittsburgh area artist/photographer Larry Berman shoots color infrared using a 2 mega pixel Nikon CoolPix 950 - "The CoolPix camera that has the most infrared sensitivity of any of the CoolPix cameras" - in conjunction with a combination of color filters and manipulation in Photoshop. For final prints 16x20 and larger, he out sources his images to Filmet in Pittsburgh, which uses a Durst Lambda for output. In addition to selling the prints at art shows, Berman also markets the service via his web site as a "unique gift for the person who has everything." He has customers send him their personal X-rays, which he then photographs and converts into infrared prints (loose print or matted). Although he originally made use of an X-ray viewbox at a local doctors office, Berman has since invested in his own.

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