About the Book
An award-winning commercial photographer, Keith Berr has been producing remarkable images for more than thirty years. A graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Keith continually hones his fine art skills with his commercial work and travel photography.
"Ruins and Life" is a personal series of images captured in Southeast Asia while Keith and his partner Linda were exploring the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, the world's largest religious monument. Built by the Khmer civilization between 802 and 1220 AD, these temples represent one of humankind's most astonishing and enduring architectural achievements. A symbol of Cambodia, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious centre since its foundation. The structures one sees at Angkor today, more than 100 stone temples in all, are the surviving remains of a grand religious, social and administrative metropolis whose other buildings - palaces, public buildings, and houses - were built of wood and are long since decayed and gone. Inspired by the iconic nature of the sculptures within the temples and the spirit of the people he encountered, Berr has captured the essence of a people and a culture that has endured for centuries. From the streets of Cambodia and Thailand, to the waters of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, these photographs reflect the struggles, the rewards and the story of the impermanence of human existence.
Berr believes that creating a great photograph takes the vision of an artist. Great photographs are waiting to be found everywhere, everyday. Keith's unique ability to help his subjects relax in front of the camera allows him to capture their true personalities like few other photographers can. Engaging, yet respectful, he is as comfortable reaching out to a Buddhist monk in Cambodia or a corporate executive in New York.
Whether he's creating fine art or lighting products, food, or people, his dramatic images reveal his mastery of natural or created light and his ability to capture a special moment in time. Keith travels worldwide and has studio locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The images in this book are available in a limited edition series of prints.
The fine art prints are museum quality Giclee photographs, each individually printed and signed by the artist.
For further information on pricing and available sizes and editions please contact
Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.keithberrfineart.com , or call 216.566.7950
Features & Details
Large Format Landscape, 13×11 in, 33×28 cm
- Publish Date Aug 13, 2009
Keith Berr is an award-winning fine art photographer who travels worldwide and has studio locations in Cleveland, Ohio and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, he has been producing remarkable images for more than 30 years and believes that creating a great photograph takes the vision of an artist. His travels take him on assignments or personal projects capturing breathtaking vistas, people, food and native flair around the world. Keith’s passion leads him to photograph people where he may not speak the local language but his unique ability to connect with and gain a trust allow him to capture people’s true personalities, like few other photographers can. He embodies a fun, fresh lifestyle with a personality as engaging as the images he captures. Whether he's working in one of his studios or an isolated location, Keith's dramatic images soon reveal his mastery of natural or created light in the formation of his works of art.