I am Andre Beriault, also known as BERA
I have been behind cameras for most of my life, that makes it over 60 years of photo & video production and more recently Web designs.
Light is my main working tool; it is the only source of energy to reproduce color and it affects daily our perception of the world around us!
See here much of my photographic and video production. Most of the work shown, was produced during the last ten years, after the arrival of quality digital equipment in 2000. Much of my early work is sadely still in negative and tape form and difficult to retrieve to show in these pages.
Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Andre Beriault finished his college years in classical (Latin & Greek) studies at Saint-Alexandre College. His early studies in art, portraiture and B&W photography, where strongly influenced by his Dutch teacher, painter and photographer, Hans Van Der Aa. He then expanded his art with three years studies at the Montreal School of Fine Arts of Montreal, in photography.
While maintaining a long and successful career as an IT consultant, Mr. Beriault expanded his photographic art vision with his work on man and history, in so building his Collections works and his reportage series about Orthodox Russia; all available in book form and presented on his Web site. His works have been shown to a wide public in Quebec City, Montreal, Chicago, New York and Moscow in the context of public exhibitions, art shows and workshops. Art shows such as the Canadian Cameras at Work in Peking and the Russian Paysage of Moscow, have exhibited his work. The underlying theme in all of his works is the absolute necessity of morality, love and beauty in all human relations and endeavors; the absence of which being greatly responsible for the barbaric age of greed and destruction humanity is presently living.
Beyond photography, Mr. Beriault works on drama short films and art documentaries. His short drama film, Resurrection, based on a Kenneth Fairing’s poem, was presented at the New York Indie Film Festival and the London Showcase of shorts. The documentary feature film, Art Changing Life, for which he did production & camera work, directed by his spouse Natalya Bronzova, was presented at the Moscow Film Festival at the Khudojestvennie Theatre. Now living in Ottawa & Manila, Mr. Beriault is currently at work on the writing of a feature drama film script, Dreams are not enough and short drama/documentary video projects!