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I been a professional photographer since I worked for the US Government documenting Test and Evaluation of Research and Development projects for the US Army and US Navy in the later half of the 1980s. I came home to Maine to finish my Marketing Degree at USM and began to work full time in Market Research and Marketing for many years while documenting weddings and occasional photojournalist and commercial jobs on the weekends. In 2001 I again returned to photography as a full time trade and have never been a happier man. I love working with creative individuals, couples, small businesses and select Non-Profits and can’t imagine working in any other trade. In 1987 I was lucky enough to wed my high school sweetheart and we now live in a cozy little solar powered, recycled bungalow a mile deep in our woods in the Western Hills of Maine with our two brilliant home-schooled teenage daughters and our three cats.


Eternal Fallout

My friend Steve's son Cory (in blue above) sings for a death metal band called Eternal Fallout. They played at Cranarchy 2007 on Mt. Cranmore in No. Conway, NH last weekend. They hired me to shoot some band promo shots for them on the mountain as borders were thrashing past. My ears are still ringing, but I don't know if it is from the climb up the ski slope with my gear or from the amps cranked. They are looking for a bass player, but I think I'll stick with blues and bluegrass!

Moon at dusk.

I got out the Leica IIIc and Summarit 50/1.5 a while ago and put a roll of 800 Agfa Vista in it. This was from that roll from last fall I believe. (This is why I mostly shoot digital now...I just finally got this roll processed!)

Not A Grumpy Boss

Some of you know that I work two days a week at the Photo Market in Portland through the off season. (The discount, the networking and being able to be the first to check out new gear makes working retail almost worth it.) This is the owner...In one of my first PAWs way back in 2001 I took a shot of him being silly and called it 'grumpy boss' and it got a huge response. That was funny, but this is a much better shot.

Rave reviews of my show!

In the Bridgton News, 22MAR07:
“Portraits of Main Street”, photographs by Michael Eric Bérubé

An “eye”, the intuitive ability to see something from a unique perspective then capture that on film, is what makes a photographer, especially a portrait photographer. Whether journalistic or commercial photography, art shots or “happy snaps” from the last vacation, great images are the result of the talent behind the camera far more than any high tech equipment or snazzy computer manipulation. *Michael Eric Bérubé, a freelance photographer from Denmark, Maine, has this natural talent and demonstrates it in the ten images currently on view in the exhibition space at EFG Books, 186 Main Street, Bridgton.

Bérubé makes his living primarily shooting weddings, family reunions and other private events, but for this show he was inspired by the ongoing revitalization of downtown Bridgton to photograph some of the people associated with businesses on Main Street. They will be familiar to anyone who shops in town but his camera captures them in a different light.

The pictures are shot in color but printed in black and white, which automatically casts them in a slightly atypical hue. They are floated on glass and surrounded by black frames for a simple and elegant presentation. Although Michael claims these images are not the “angst ridden art shots of broken toys and empty buildings” he once produced earlier in his career, they are also not the snapshots one generally expects to see in newspapers, magazines, or other mass media. The lenses and unconventional angles he chooses allow us to see familiar faces and places in a new and refreshing way. He seems to have the ability to present the best in people, probably because that is how he views the world.

The exhibition reopens March 28th and continues through May 6th and can be visited during store opening hours. For further information call EFG Books at 647-9339 or check out Michael’s website at

How cool is that! (Of course the headshot of me that accompanied the review makes me look catatonic, but the way kind words make up for that.)


Some tulips that Tracey had on the table last week while the snows were falling heavy again.


An Art Show - Portraits of Main St.

Please click the photo above to check out the art show that I've got on display at EFG Bookstore and Gallery in Bridgton, ME until the 6th of May! We had a pretty decent turn out for the Opening on Friday the 9th at the Bookstore/Gallery.

Through most of February I had a few great corporate/advertising photo jobs and I was updating my business site with more recent images and a new colour scheme, booking weddings for the coming year, being interviewed about my wedding work for an upcoming issue of Lakes Living Magazine and for the last few weeks, I've been mostly working on this show. I've got a few non-work related photos that I've taken beyond all of this and will get to posting them soon.