About two months ago, artist, photographer, and Art Center faculty member Stephen Berkman presented his work at the Hammer alongside the Darker Side of Light exhibition, which is over now. I missed his presentation, unfortunately. But since he’s a local figure, I’m sure I’ll get other opportunities to check out his work.
His style encompasses the camera obscura technique and by way of alt photo process, the resulting images evoke wonderfully creepy sepia-toned pinhole photos of centuries past. But Berkman doesn’t just outfit his work in 18th – 19th century garb. Each photo has a very modern, comedic undertone. He references cavemen, funny sideburns, and aliens, yes, aliens.
View more work on his website. Find out where he’ll be showing next. Or just stalk him at Art Center.