Date of birth : October 3, 1929, Brooklyn (New York).
Date of death : June 25, 2013, Manhattan.
Practise : photographer.
Place of living : New York.
During his childhood, his father attempted to kill himself; he survived but lost his mind while the Great Depression began. The family had to rent its apartment and to live in the basement.Bert didn't like school. He started to do casual jobs since he was 13 (soda waiter).
He dropped school during his last year at high school.
His first camera was a small Contax 35mm : he took pictures of his mother and sister.
He got a job at Look magazine from 1946 to 1948. He started to classify the mail then worked for Look artistic
Kubrick having to photograph Eleanor Mostel, known as "Teddy Ayer", he brought Bert with him.
In 1950 Bramson was hired as artistic director for the new magazine Flair, launched by Fleur Cowles
Having cardiac issues, Bramson had a heart attack and Stern replaced him at the last minute.
In 1951, after the closure of Flair, he went to Korea. He served as photographer and cameraman
At the end of his mission, back to the USA, he called Bramson who worked for the advert agency
One of the agency's clients, Smirnoff, wanted an advert which moved from drawing to photography.
In 1954 he opened the first of his 4 New York studios, the last would close in 1971.
He established himself as commercial photographer in the mid-1950'. It was while working for Vogue magazine he could combine his two passions, photogaphy and women. By the way, he had a relationship with many of his models.
His first mission for Vogue : a pic of Deborah Nixon. She appeared on the cover, but his open mouth was
His style can be defined in 3 words : glamor, romanticism and sensitivity. His extraordinary talent as a portraitist can be seen for example in "Louis Armstrong", a picture taken in 1959 during a publicity campagn for one of his
The detail precision and the black and white gradation were so perfect that the silent partner, finding the picture "so good", had hesitated for a long time before printing it.
One of his friends, Miroslav, encouraged him to publish Mariyn's pictures in a book : it would be "The Last
Sitting" published in 1982.In 1982 he met Shannah Laumeister (July 23, 1969, San Francisco), she was 13 (,
In February 2008, for the New York magazine, he made again the "Last Sitting" with Lindsay Lohan; the issue