New York City based photographic artist Jeffrey Ben Berman's images frequently originate in commonplace environments as closeups of deteriorating objects and surfaces. These ephemeral, seemingly unappealing sources provide him an abundance of crude visual material waiting to be aesthetically transformed... revealing elements of beauty, fascination and power. The resulting works preserve the essence of the original image, while colorfully enriching its content and narrative in ways that invite imaginative personal interpretation.
For many years, as a different type of artist, Jeffrey painted with sound, producing audio landscapes possessing qualities including light, color and dimensionality. Thinking in visual terms while practicing this auditory art form provided many of the creative principles that now inform and enhance his photographic work.