Bergren Rameson

ReadyMade – June/July 2011 Cover & Feature

UPDATE: Sad news to report. ReadyMade is folding and this will be their last issue. Best wishes to all the staff and contributers. May you find new work and many more great adventures.

I did it. After 9 years of hard work, thousands of hours of shooting, huge career highs and huge career lows, I have finally achieved one of the first goals I ever wrote down when I decided to become a photographer: I have the cover shot of a national magazine. Not only that, but the shoot is one I’m tremendously proud of and ReadyMade has been one of my top 10 editorial clients I’ve wanted to shoot for. It’s like icing on the cake.

Shot in Portland, OR, the Eyebrow House is an amazing remodel by architect Edgar Papazian of Doon Architecture. It’s curved, modern, and organic asthethic blew my mind. I’ve never seen anything quite like it (and I’ve shot a lot of houses). Edgar and his family were also really sweet and welcoming. The shoot was superbly art directed by Renda Morton of Rumors Studio and styling credit goes to the über-talented Bergren Rameson. The article was written by the brilliant Amara Holstein (who I’ve worked with many times before).

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Bergren Rameson’s Paper Project


I first met the incredibly gifted stylist Bergren Rameson last year on a shoot for Home magazine. I was amazed by how easy she made propping look with such fantastic results. We were shooting a house for a holiday issue and Bergren put together and fully decorated a 12-ft Christmas Tree in about and hour and half. Absolutely amazing to watch a pro in action. Her excellent taste, sense of style, and great personality have led to gigs for big brand names such as Target, Williams-Sonoma, Martha Stewart Living, Pottery Barn, and many more. Visit her website at to see her work.

Last week, I had to pleasure to photograph a personal still life project for Bergren in my studio. Everything you see here is handmade and styled by Bergen. She’s definitely got the gift and I look forward to many more collaborations with her in the future.

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