Capturing Love, One Photo at a Time

September 13, 2010 at 11:24 pm

‘A portrait is generally eloquently lit, its subject artfully posed and objectively rendered by the camera’s lens. Although the art does not always lie in the carefully conceptualized framing, but in the moment. That fleeting instant in which your picture can become everything, or nothing at all. It is within this realm that Courtney Berman emerges to memorialize instances with an innate understanding of realism. She transcends awareness to the point of knowing what is going to happen next, so inherently, looking at a series of her photographs you immediately find the story. When looking at the photographs alone, an entirely different story can be told, equal in grace and conviction.

Courtney Berman was born and grew up in Southern California, a region with no shortage of beauty to immortalize, and started taking pictures after seeing a David Lachapelle photograph. “I felt I needed to obtain the ability he has to make people feel so much from a single frame.” Her favorite subjects to photograph are live art and children. Due to the lack of predictability and her eye for the beauty of each moment, her photographs can range from serene and organic, to furious and energetic.’

– Colin Louis Dieden

This is Courtney Berman’s most recent work. Courtney is capable of perfecting a photo from just about any angle using any specific subject. Her ability to capture live music is what has made her The Collective CA’s #1 photographer.

VeniceStock 2010
The Crowd

The Mowgli’s

Stevie Starlight

Friends and Family at VeniceStock 2010

Courtney, we love you!

Side Note!

Wednesday September 15th – THE MOWGLI’S @ Citizen Smith
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Great live music,Stiff Drinks, and Good Eats Every Wednesday night at Citizen Smiths.

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Performing Live:

The Mowgli’s and Friends


2 for 1 Margaritas from 8-9pm!
Happy Hour Specials on food and drinks

Keep the Good Times Rollin!

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