ARNOLD BERKMAN: LANDSCAPE AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
ARNOLD BERKMAN: LANDSCAPE AND FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT ARNOLD BERKMAN

 

 

 

 

I began to photograph almost sixty-five years ago when I was given a Kodak Baby Brownie camera for my birthday.  I still remember my excitement as I waited in anticipation for my photographs to return from Kodak, where I had sent them to be processed.  I still experience that excitement whenever I photograph.  

 

Of all the visual arts, only photography can capture and freeze a fleeting moment.  In my photography, I try to capture that moment.  I am attracted to what is uniquely beautiful, poignant, and evocative of mood and feeling.  The fleeting moment creates an emotional response in me.  I typically cannot verbalize my response, as if the way in which I respond to what I see is unconscious.  Nevertheless, I can visualize how my completed photograph might look.

 

Texture, shape, composition, and light are elements that create mood and feeling.  Most important, for me, is light.  My favorite painter is Edward Hopper.  Hopper was once asked, “What do you paint?”  Hopper replied, “I paint light.”  The word, photograph, means to paint with light.  Without light, even the most special moment will appear static and flat.  Light brings a photograph to life.  Without light, there can be no mood nor feeling.

 

All of these photographs arise from the visions that had caught eye.  Their subject matter is varied and eclectic.  They were made all over the world.  Each has its own story to tell.

 

My photographs reveal what I see, how I see, and the manner in which I respond to what I see. They reveal much of me.  All of these photographs are my responses, often unconscious, to the fleeting moment that had been in front of my eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS   

 

IN MICHIGAN

 

Juried Group Shows

 

Ann Arbor Public Library, Ann Arbor

 

Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor

 

Newaygo County Photography Show, Fremont

 

Margot's Gallery, Oxford

 

Absolute Gallery, Lansing

 

Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center, Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham

 

Scarab Club Gallery, Detroit

 

Our Town Art Show at the Birmingham Community House, Birmingham

 

University of Michigan-Dearborn Open Competition at the Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, Dearborn

 

Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing

 

Padzieski Gallery, Dearborn

 

Lawrence Street Gallery,  Ferndale

 

Solo Shows

 

East Lansing Public Library, East Lansing

 

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale

 

University of Michigan Medical Center, Gifts of Art Program,  Ann Arbor

 

Anselmo Gallery, Lansing

 

The Framer's Edge Gallery, Okemos

 

Invited Solo Shows 

 

Birmingham Unitarian Church, Birmingham

 

Michigan Design Center, Troy

 

Invited Group Shows

 

The Industrial Revolution, Plymouth Community Arts Center, Plymouth

 

Membership

 

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale

 

IN NEW YORK

 

Juried Group Show

 

Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn

 

 

 

AWARDS

 

 

Best of Show

 

Padzieski Gallery Annual Photography Exhibition, Dearborn

 

Best of Color

 

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale

 

Honorable Mention

 

Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferndale

 

 

CONTACT    

 

Arnold Berkman

4780 Arapaho Trail

Okemos, MI  48864

 

517-896-8542

 

candaberkman@comcast.net.

 

Contact Arnold Berkman for Prices

 

 

IMAGE GALLERIES

 

North America

The American Prairie and the Great Plains

National Parks of The American Southwest

US Route 66: The Death of an American Icon

Michigan

Mexico

South America

Australia and New Zealand

Europe

Israel

Asia

March 2020 Solo Show - Lawrence Street Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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