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August 4, 2017#

Breaking Bread

To break breaGina Breaking Breadd is to come together informally for social interaction, usually over a meal or drinks. Breaking Bread is a web series I developed with Gina Ruccione. The concept is that a group of strangers come together over a meal prepared by a great chef in a comfortable surrounding, and potentially leave as friends.

Our first episode, which featured an Italian Modern meal prepared by Dustin Trani of Doma Restaurant in Beverly Hills had it’s premiere at the San Pedro International Film Festival. The meal was seafood driven and finished up with a wonderful duck breast, and was served at the sculpture studio of Eugene Daub in San Pedro, CA. The epsiode can be streamed below.

Breaking Bread episode 1: Italian Modern from Jeff Gatesman on Vimeo.

The web series Breaking Bread was developed by Gina Ruccione and Jeff Gatesman
Hosted by Gina Ruccione
Cinematography and Editing by Jeff Gatesman
Hair and Makeup by Janice Bremec Blum
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July 5, 2017#

Independence Day 2017

How unique and fantastic our American celebration of Independence is! Each year we get together with friends and family, picnic, barbecue, drink beer, listen to music and… of course watch and blow off fireworks.

Happy Independence 2017 America!

November 2, 2016#

Lucha Va Voom Halloween show

Some of my images from the Lucha Va Voom Halloween show last week. Masked wrestlers perform in a spectacle of mayhem and high flying antics. To see more images and purchase a print, click here.

all images owned and copyrighted by Gatesman Photography. For licensing or prints go here.
July 8, 2016#

First Twilight Concert of 2016

The first Twilight Concert at the Santa Monica Pier was last night featuring Mayer Hawthorne and it was one of the more packed shows I have been to. It was so crowded that I couldn’t actually get up on the pier, so I wandered around near the pier and made these images. As always, click on the images so get a larger view.

May 26, 2016#

Smoke Free

I just love how relaxing and hypnotic it is…

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May 12, 2016#

Beth W

Sunset-RideIt’s a Honda CB550 Four, with an air cooled, transverse four cylinder, single overhead cam engine producing 50 horse power at 8000 RPM. Top speed, with a petite rider, around 103 mph. The rider, Beth W, is an environmentally friendly construction manager and yoga enthusiast. She rides a vintage Honda.

Speed Dating For Documentaries

This is one in a series of Micro Doc’s I have been making as a personal project. A Micro Doc is my idea of speed dating for documentaries. You get a really fast look at someone fascinating. It’s media snacking for the short attention generation (a group I believe defines us all to a certain extent). My only desire is that my tiny contribution to this medium be hopeful, positive and uplifting… or at least entertaining.

May 4, 2016#

Universal Vibration

Meggan Riley is a yoga instructor with an interesting past. Universal Vibration is one in a series of Micro Documentaries I have made.

A Micro Doc is my idea of speed dating for documentaries: you get a really fast look at someone fascinating. Think of it as media snacking for a fast paced, mobile-centric world.

September 21, 2015#

Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally

Badd Azz Steampunk Chopper

It was a hot Saturday in Los Angeles this past weekend for sure, but even hotter were the girls, the music and the bikes at this years’ annual Venice Vintage Motorcycle Rally sponsored by the Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club. Here are some of the photos I took there.

March 16, 2015#

2015 Bronze Telly Award Win for Gatesman Photography

telly_site_bugs_bronzeI am proud to announce that our PSA, Because, for the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) has been honored with a Bronze Telly Award!

Because is a PSA compelling deaf women to get an HIV test. By listing some of the reasons for getting an HIV test, we try to impart that reasons are varied, and the test is simple. Award-winning Director Hilari Scarl wrote and Directed the PSA and Jeff Gatesman was the Director of Photography.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 12,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

Director/Co-Producer – Hilari Scarl – Worldplay, Inc.
Cinematographer/Graphics/Editor and Co-Producer – Jeff Gatesman gatesman.com, & Rocket 88 Studios
Music – Kubilay Uner
Sound Design – Joe Milner/Puget Sound
ASL Consultants: Robert DeMayo, Lisa Hermatz
Executive Producer: Patty Hughes
Producer: Heidi Booth
Special Thanks: Maisha Franklin, Jennifer Chi
Produced by Worldplay, Inc.and Rocket 88 Studios
Cast (in order of appearance):
Natasha Ofili, Maria Correa, Karla Gutierrez, Christine Visser, Lisa Hermatz, Ashley Fiolek

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March 15, 2015#

Shooting the Sunset with Tanara

Friday, pre-happy hour drinks, my friend Tanara and I decided to walk out to the beach and see what kind of sunset we would get. It wasn’t too particularly spectacular, but at least it inspired Tanara into some moves. These are what we made. Click on the thumbnails to see a full size version.