The late Mayor of Sandy Springs, Eva Galambos, referred to Eric Bern Studio as "an institution in Sandy Springs. Eric's newest studio on Mt. Vernon Hwy is his 5th and most modern studio where his newest brand "Headshot Studio Atlanta" is keeping him busy photographing corporate headshots and location business photography for numerous companies around Atlanta.
Excerpt From Faces of Sandy Springs
How long have you lived and worked in Sandy Springs?
I moved to Atlanta in 1978 after graduating from Arizona State University majoring in Fine Art Photography and Broadcasting. In my first studio on Roswell Road I worked on "Cut Ups", 3 dimensional photographic acrylic cut outs of families having fun. This launched my career. My wife and I have made Sandy Springs our home and our married sons and grandson all live within a few miles of our home and studio. I am glad to have most of my life's work, recreation, family and friends all within the City of Sandy Springs.
What inspired you to lead to your current career?
During college I began to photograph candid environmental black and white portraits and quickly built a reputation for these natural images. I had a dream to build a portrait studio business in a tightly knit community. After opening my studio with the "Cut Ups" brand I created a full service studio featuring canvas, acrylic, metal and wood mounted wall portraits along with custom designed albums of families and events.
What are your interests and what do you like to spend your time doing?
I enjoy kayaking with friends and family on the Chattohoochee River, hiking at East Palisades and Island Fjord, and inline skating on the Alpharetta Greenway. I study with and been past president of both the Atlanta Scholars Kollel Advisory Board and as well as the The Hebrew Order of David Lodge Carmel.
What advice would you give to people?
Life is like a camera-focus on the positive-capture the good times-develop from the negatives and if things don't work out-take another shot!