A native of Ohio and an Oregonian since 1976, I have been a fine art photographer for going on 40 years now, exhibiting my work in galleries, museums and art centers throughout the Northwest, all while teaching full-time at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany, Oregon.

Now retired, I have matriculated from large-format film photography to digital photography, and lately have been photographing primarily in the infrared spectrum, a hauntingly beautiful range of light. I’ve always preferred black-and-white for my work, in part because it takes me one step away from the everyday world of color. Infrared takes me a step further, transforming the ordinary into something else again.


Albert Lake Salt Flates by Rich Bergeman

Albert Lake Salt Flates

Infrared Photo

Cirrus Intortus Over Playa Pond by Rich Bergeman

Cirrus Intortus Over Playa Pond

Infrared Photo

Godon Barn 110 Years Later by Rich Bergeman

Godon Barn 110 Years Later

Infrared Photo

Grasses Against Winter Ridge by Rich Bergeman

Grasses Against Winter Ridge

Infrared Photo

Homestead Under Hart Mountain 1 by Rich Bergeman

Homestead Under Hart Mountain 1

Infrared Photo

Summer Lake Promontory by Rich Bergeman

Summer Lake Promontory

Infrared Photo