New Gallery

Berns purchased the northern portion of the Twin Motel, located at 1770 N. Tamiami Trail, which following restoration and creation of offices and retail, obtained Sarasota’s first historical designation as a motel, which was the second such designation in the State. Most recently, the building has been repurposed and dedicated to Berns’ photography studio and […]

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Pictures As Stories

My photographs are not merely pictures, they are stories. They tell of what I’ve done, where I’ve gone and how I’ve experienced the world around me. I am compelled, driven to share these stories. It is my life’s mission, to share that which I have envisioned with the world. Each image has a tale to […]

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New Mexico Balloon Festival

A few years ago I traveled to New Mexico for the Hot Air Balloon Festival. I was excited for a trip out west but had no idea what I was greeting myself into. The weather was beautiful, with crisp blue skies, as we pulled into a large field. There before me I saw hundreds of […]

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15th-century Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu

  Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438– 1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization. […]

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World Trade Center days before the 9-11 attacks

New York World Trade Center Series

  The story behind the pictures: I was born in New York and worked my entire life there. I relocated to Sarasota, Florida in 1990, but have always maintained a strong connection with the City. I have gone back each and every year on vacation, always one week before Labor Day until the following Monday. […]

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I See in Black and White

Most artists would describe seeing the world in vivid color, but not me. I see contrast, I see perspective, I see shape and form. I see in black and white. This ability is unique and special, and I believe it makes my art really come to life. I’m not sure if I always saw the […]

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