This is a sample of my recent Street Work. All of the images were made within the last 8 years in the two cities that I call home, New York and London. Nothing is staged or set up; reality is plenty strange enough.
I call myself a Street Photographer, though once one would have said “I’m a photographer” and that’s what it would have meant. Most of my photographs originate there in the street, in the ambient weirdness of everyday life. They are not staged or created artificially; reality is plenty strange enough. Street Photography may be the single most difficult photographic genre: The hit rate is so low that the editing process can be downright heartbreaking
Since 1984, I’ve built a career and reputation from my black & white work. But when you've been working a long time in one way, you have to ask yourself "Am I in a groove or just caught in a rut?" Turning to color seriously in 2010 has been a way to shake myself up, to give myself a new challenge in my work. Color is much harder to do well: one must deal with the new set of variables that color brings, in addition to all the problems of composition and moment that are always there. It has re-invigorated me and my work.
Born in Philadelphia in 1952, Richard Bram grew up in Ohio, Utah and Arizona, where he finished High School, College and Graduate School earning degrees in Political Science and International Business. A series of lack-lustre jobs led him to Louisville, Kentucky, where in 1984, he decided to pursue photography full-time, building his early career in public relations, public events, performance and portrait work.
After moving to London in 1997, Bram concentrated on street photography and other personal photographic projects. In 2001 he was invited to join in-public.com, the first international Street Photography collective. In 2008 he returned to the United States, currently living in New York City. Richard also lectures and leads street photography workshops, most recently in Tbilisi, Rep. of Georgia and Tel Aviv, Israel, and Bangkok, Thailand.
His work is in institutional, corporate, and personal collections, including the Museum of London, the Museum of the City of New York, Bibliothèque nationale de France, the George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography and the University of Louisville Photographic Archives.
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