Jeffrey Ben Berman

Throughout a long and varied career as an audio artist, I thought and spoke about sound in visual terms describing color, light and texture. That proved very useful in selecting music and shading the performances of the many actors and announcers I directed.

After years of "painting" with sound, I began to produce abstract photographic artwork, and soon discovered that process was also based on many of the same creative values and principles I'd successfully employed in designing audio for radio and TV.

While searching out and capturing close-up visual details in deteriorating environments such as derelict buildings, rusting scrapyards and stained sidewalks, I continually discover an amazing abundance of ephemeral raw material containing hidden fascination, beauty, whimsy and power. In addition, I now devise and orchestrate my own environments comprised of such elements.

Whatever the source, I strive to preserve the essence of the original photographic image while creating an enhanced version that will fully reveal and relate my perception of its artistic content and narrative. Irrespective of their titles, I invite you, the viewer, to feel free to imaginatively experience and formulate your own impressions and interpretations of my images.