The old style of these photographs made me think of photographers from the turn of the last century trying to capture ghosts on film. He photographs “exhibitions” and Cro-Magnons.
When I realized that this photographer is alive today and selling his services, I was surprised. Somehow, I had been transported to the past by these photographs. When I saw the phone number on the home page, I was shocked back into the present.
The mark of an excellent artist is the ability to transport the subject to another place, time or emotion. Stephen Berkman does an excellent job of this. Enjoy his post-Victorian side-show.