about the artist :
Jean Michel Berts

Despite a promising scientific career, Jean-Michel Berts chose a different path—to become a photographer. With his first Rolleiflex, he became sensitive to the effects of light. Since the eighties he has worked as a still life photographer for several well-known cosmetics and perfume brands. While involved in this field, he pursued a body of work with a more personal focus : to portray the essence of cities, reminding one of the grandeur of civilizations.

For more than 20 years, Jean Michel Berts has been working on very different themes. A decade ago in Vienna, Berts began a project focussed upon cities ; drawing inspiration from photographers such as Norman Parkinson and Hugo Schmölz. As Berts explains, « Architecture is the cultural and economic reflection of a society ». Berts' artistic imperative is to reveal to the viewer the whole subtlety and richness of the places he photographs. His choice of black and white only is very important to him and seemed inevitable to express his sensitivity. The photographs are taken early in the morning or at night, and the absence of human figures on his photographs allows Berts to focus on manmade constructions, giving them a life of their own.

The power of Jean-Michel Berts photographs also comes from his technique : using the Zone System of Ansel Adams, and with an exposure time between nine seconds and ten minutes, this method of overexposing negatives and under-developing them allows a stronger density, enhancing the contrast in black and white. From Paris to New York, and Venice to Tokyo, these sublimated cities take on a poetic, ethereal and dreamlike value through his eyes.

Chaises longues / Jean Michel Berts
Silver print laminated on aluminum
Image : 43 x 43 cm (109 x 109 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
6,185.85 $
596
Col de Sélim / Jean Michel Berts
lambda print on aluminium
Image : 31 x 33 in (80 x 87 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
5,551.40 $
2058
Saturday night / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 43 x 54 in (109 x 114 cm), Frame : x in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,978.91 $
1914
Happy hours / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 61 x 42 in (160 x 105 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2813
Brooklyn / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 32 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
4,282.51 $
1891
Fusée / Jean Michel Berts
Silver print laminated on aluminum
Image : 43 x 43 cm (109 x 109 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
6,185.85 $
621
Astronaute / Jean Michel Berts
Argentic print on aluminium
Image : 55 x 41 in (100 x 80 cm), Frame : 57 x 43 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
5,551.40 $
417
The office / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 42 x 60 in (107 x 160 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2837
Vue du Pont Rialto / Jean Michel Berts
Silver plate printed on aluminium
Image : 32 x 67 in (79 x 170 cm), Frame : 34 x 69 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2482
Place San Marco / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 55 in (105 x 140 cm), Frame : 44 x 57 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
205
Grand Canal 3 / Jean Michel Berts
Fine Art print
Image : 30 x 31 in (74 x 80 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
5,551.40 $
187
Le Sacré coeur / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum
Image : 48 x 60 in (110 x 150 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
8,406.41 $
183
La coupole / Jean Michel Berts
Argentic print on aluminium
Image : 71 x 98 in (180 x 250 cm)
unique artwork
15,068.09 $
178
56th floor / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 43 x 50 in (109 x 120 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,978.91 $
2936
New York / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 43 x 59 in (109 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2023
New York / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 59 x 43 in (150 x 109 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2021
Horses 1 / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 39 x 63 in (100 x 160 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2602
Horses 2 / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 39 x 63 in (100 x 160 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2606
Horses 3 / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 39 x 63 in (100 x 160 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2582
Park Avenue / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on alluminium
Image : 55 x 41 in (140 x 105 cm), Frame : 57 x 43 in
Edition of 2 EA + 5 copies
7,771.96 $
1928
Tour Eiffel brume / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum
Image : 48 x 60 in (110 x 150 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2284
Notre Dame jour / Jean Michel Berts
Silver print laminated on aluminum
Image : 48 x 60 in (110 x 150 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1415
Grilles du Jardin du Luxembourg / Jean Michel Berts
Silver print laminated on aluminum
Image : 43 x 43 in (109 x 109 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
6,185.85 $
583
La bibliotheque / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum, framed
Image : 32 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
4,282.51 $
708
Arc de Triomphe / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum
Image : 48 x 60 in (110 x 150 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2101
Bow Bridge, NY / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 31 x 39 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
5,551.40 $
2294
New York / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : x in (109 x 150 cm), Frame : x in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
Price on request
2150
4th floor Brooklyn / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 43 x 43 in (109 x 109 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
6,978.91 $
2329
25th floor / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 43 x 51 in (109 x 130 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2504
40 th floor / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 43 x 59 in (150 x 109 cm), Frame : x in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
7,771.96 $
2365
Westminster / Jean Michel Berts
lambda print on aluminium, framed
Image : 41 x 60 in (105 x 150 cm), Frame : 43 x 61 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2059
Hotel de ville / Jean Michel Berts
 
Image : 48 x 60 in (109 x 149 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2267
Grand Palais / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminum
Image : 48 x 50 in (110 x 115 cm)
Edition of 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2110
Parlement / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 31 x 39 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
5,551.40 $
2092
Tombeau de David / Jean Michel Berts
lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 53 in (105 x 135 cm), Frame : 43 x 55 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1875
Empire State Building / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 41 in (105 x 105 cm), Frame : 43 x 43 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2086
Flat iron / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 80 x 37 in (205 x 95 cm), Frame : 82 x 39 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1852
Notre Dame de nuit / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 55 in (105 x 140 cm), Frame : 43 x 57 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
2061
New York View / Jean Michel Berts
Fine Art print in a frame
Image : 32 x 40 in (80 x 100 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
5,551.40 $
3153
La Coupole / Jean Michel Berts
Fine Art Print in a Frame
Image : 19 x 27 in (50 x 70 cm)
Edition of 22 copies
2,696.40 $
2353
Statue de la Liberté / Jean Michel Berts
Argentic print on aluminium, 8 copies
Image : 42 x 59 in (109 x 150 cm)
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1843
Battery Park view / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 64 in (105 x 165 cm), Frame : 43 x 66 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1786
Between Broome and Orchard Street / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 48 in (105 x 125 cm), Frame : 43 x 51 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1711
Koban Police station / Jean Michel Berts
Lambda print on aluminium
Image : 41 x 48 in (105 x 125 cm), Frame : 43 x 50 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
8,406.41 $
1758
Bow Bridge 2 / Jean Michel Berts
Silverprint mounted on aluminium - black wooden frame - edition of 8
Image : 41 x 55 in (105 x 140 cm), Frame : 43 x 57 in
Edition of 2 EA + 8 copies
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2029