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composer anthony cheung for the chicago reader and agenda magazine

Posted on: October 5th, 2016 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I was contacted by the Chicago Reader to photograph composer Anthony Cheung. The Reader is similar to the Boston Phoenix in it’s appeal and readership. It was my first job for the publication. Anytime I have a new client, I try to above and beyond expectations in response to nerves.

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Here’s Anthony. Shot on-location on a sunny day at Brown University in Providence. Here is the article where it appeared.

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For editorial shoots, regardless of how many photos the photographer takes, the editors always want to know what else was shot.

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For format, alignment with the vibe of the article and consistency with the publication, it’s important to shoot as many different moods and compositions to make it easier for the magazine.

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magic, interiors & new england home

Posted on: June 15th, 2015 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I was featured throughout a recent issue of New England Home and the last issue of Harvard’s Colloquy.

I sat in on two classes at Harvard. One was a book making class at the Widener Library and the other was a class called “Con Men, Neuroscience and Magic: How the World of Illusion Can Inform Our Understanding of Human Perception.” It was pretty fun to see one mind bending magician after another freak people out. One of the more unique shoots I’ve done for Harvard.

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Pictures of mine in the table of contents and notes section of Colloquy.
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Below is a photo I shot at the 2014 Harvard Horizons Symposium. Speaking on stage is Tom Norman who studies Systems Biology. Take a look at his talk “Decisions, Decisions: The Eclectic Lives of Individual Cells.”
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I also had some of my work featured in New England Home Magazine. The first few shots are from a project I worked on with Pinney Designs and landscape architect Andrea Nilson Morse. You can view all of the photos from that shoot here. Ben Gebo Photography

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In the same issue, I also had some of my work featured in the “Before and After” section. Photographed for Suzanne Pascucci and Holly Wood of Labalise Interiors.
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Here is an advertisement I shot for Danit Ben-Ari of Interior Transformations. This was photographed in a beautiful Newton home last year. The rest of the photos from this shoot can be found here.

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alex pentland for deloitte review

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I was recently published in Deloitte Review for portraits I took of the most cited computer scientist in the world. Alex Pentland is also an entrepreneur, teacher and the director of MIT’s Dynamics Lab.

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I was only allowed twenty minutes to work with him in between talks he was giving at the MIT Media Lab. That is never enough time, but I tend to thrive with limitations, as long as I plan accordingly.

ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-03ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-02I spent a couple hours reading about Alex’s work and watching his interviews. It’s important to know as much about your subject as possible before the first shutter is opened on the shoot. Otherwise, the quality and success of the photographs are in jeopardy and the lack of confidence and preparation is subtly highlighted in each frame. I was ready to talk to Alex about his work with the physics of our social environment, only to have him change the subject immediately and share stories about his cross-country motorcycle trip.

ben_gebo_deloitte_sandy-04I don’t ever force things on a shoot or ever ask my subject to smile. I try to maintain a loose, fun atmosphere and let our conversation determine the vibe and feeling of the photos. Alex was a pleasure to work with and seemed like he’d been through the media gauntlet before. Taking little direction, he appeared photogenic and gave a friendly attitude. You can view some of Alex’s amazing work here.


brown/fenollosa architects

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I had the pleasure to with Brown/Fenollosa Architects. They’re based in Arlington, MA and had me photograph a couple of commercial projects they recently finished. The first location was Bigelow Daycare, located in Somerville. With it’s bright windows and colorful, spacious interior, it was a lot of fun to take pictures in.

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The other place I took photos was at an office in Cambridge. It can easily be mistaken for a home from the outside, but it is anything but. It has a beautiful skylight lounge area on the second floor and an inviting general meeting space. There were some novel aspects of the office that I thought were important to capture. Particularly the stairway, exposure beams and the backyard fence.

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