On the Street with Richard Bram
By David J. Carol
“Goggles, Oxford Street, 2007”
ALL PHO TOS © RICHARD BRAM
“Taxi, Regent Street, 2007”
I am drawn to the work of Richard Bram because it is honest and offbeat, and Bram himself is a true photographer’s photographer. He knows the history of the medium, he knows the equipment and he knows what it takes to be an accomplished professional. A public rela- tions photographer for years, Bram’s true passion takes hold on the
street, where he always feels at home watching and waiting for “that moment.”
“Most of my photographs originate in the random chaos of the public
space of the street, in the ambient weirdness of everyday life,” writes Bram on
In-Public.com, a website devoted to street photography ( www.in-public.com/
RichardBram). “I expose frames nearly every day and always carry a camera. My
images are not staged; reality is plenty strange enough.” Enough said.
Each month, David Carol highlights work from a photographer who shoots for
love, passion and personal experience.
David J. Carol is the director of photography at CBS Outdoor. His images and award-winning books are in the collections of major museums and institutions throughout the
U. S. He serves as a portfolio reviewer for several organizations around the country. Contact
him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website, www.davidcarol.com.