Brian Berman


Contemporary Photographers

There’s no shortage of recent photography of “cosplayers” or “second life” characters, which I think is a bit unfortunate, because how many of such photos can you look at before it gets tiring (my personal threshold is quite low actually, but yours might be higher)? And did you know that there are other subcultures, with equally weird (or even weirder) habits? For example, did you know that there are people who collect old vacuum cleaners and who meet up to see whose vacuum cleaner performs best under carefully controlled circumstances? I didn’t, but now I do, after having seen Brian Berman’s work on those subcultures - I really hope somebody will give him a book deal.