My photo
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.


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.)

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