Posts Tagged ‘magazine’

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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boston globe magazine, nantucket

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I recently had some residential interior work featured in Boston Globe Magazine in the Style Watch section. The kitchen was the main focus as well we the backyard patio. Below are the other shots I’ve done for PEG Properties, who did the building and interior design work. Marni Elyse Katz wrote the article, give it a read if you like.

 

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The shoot took an entire day as this was a big house. Each room was prettier than the next, so there was a lot to shoot.

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august boston dig spread

Posted on: August 12th, 2013 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I had some work of mine featured in the Dig This section of Dig Boston. This was initially shot when I was working on my portfolio on a cross country road trip in June of 2011. We stopped in Southeastern California, somewhere in the Mojave, and I waved this fellow down while he was making a u-turn. It took a mere five minutes to chat him up in order to let me make this portrait. Although every portrait on the trip was approached differently, it usually went like this: chat for five minutes to build up trust, show legitimacy by taking out my camera, shoot quickly after asking their permission, then disappearing once I’ve thanked them. Surprisingly, once people realized I was a professional, they wanted to keep me longer to tell me more of their life stories. Taking pictures of strangers is daunting, but became easier once I found a successful way of doing it. See more photos from the trip here.

©2013 Ben Gebo Photography

©2013 Ben Gebo Photography


colloquy magazine, fall ’12

Posted on: January 16th, 2013 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

I had the pleasure to work with some inspiring people in the latest issue of Colloquy magazine. Scott Lee has done fascinating things since his 2003 graduation, mostly focusing on South African and Indian community health, although he does place interest in US healthcare. His work centers around engaging communities to operate more safely and efficiently, with an underlying emphasis on a sustainable, healthier lifestyle.

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sandoval ranch & vineyard

Posted on: December 13th, 2012 by Ben Gebo | No Comments

When I was in California, I made the trek up to Santa Barbara. I shot portraits of Dan and Arielle, a musical duo based in LA. You can see pictures from that shoot in my last post. I also documented what goes into making such delicious wine at Sandoval Vineyard. I now have a new found respect for what the entire process takes, not that I thought it was easy. Michael, the owner of Sandoval Vineyards and the nicest man I’ve ever met, showed us nearly everything that goes into harvesting. In the end, I discovered that wine-making is a truly unique expression of art through preparation and taste. It is also a temperamental trade that reconnects you with the earth. There are literally thousands of variables and decisions that go into making a bottle of wine. It can be overwhelming.

Why have pretty ladies crush the wine you might ask? It’s not just because it’s easy on the eyes. Women have a softer stomp and less calluses than men. Because of that, they don’t completely crush the seeds. Crushed seeds release bitterness, so that’s why it’s actually better(or not) to have a human do the task instead of a machine. Take a look at some photos I shot for the ranch.

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