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.