Stephen Berkman view: the writer Thomas Pynchon said, “You know what a miracle is? It is another world’s intrusion into this one.” I aspire to create work that transports one into a realm of the imagination, a real and direct experience. Each photograph acts like a portal into another world. I am fascinated with the idea that as soon as an image is taken that world almost immediately vanishes. The real value of a photograph is often not known until 40 or 50 years down the road. The more the world being depicted vanishes, the more interesting the photographs become because the resonance of time is added. Stephen Berkman teaches film at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena,California. Stephen Berkman has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Howard Greenberg Gallery and at the Alyce De Roulet Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design. There have been many articles about Stephen Berkman, including ''Stephen Berkman: Chamber Pieces'' written by Leah Ollman for Los Angeles Times in 2008.