Ben Wight and His Magical Loft

Don’t you love it when people make their homes an extension of themselves?  When you can tell how much effort, attention, and creativity they put into making this corner of the world completely theirs? This is how Ben and Laura’s loft in Somerville is.  I’ve watched Ben create an absolutely gorgeous space for him and his girl over the past year and a half, and I’m so super proud of him.  He grew up in his grandma’s home (with his mama and his grandpa), and his grandmother took the same kind of pride, creativity, and resourcefulness to create her gorgeous nest.  It’s so obvious where he gets his inspiration.  I’m taking an editorial portraiture class, and for my first assignment I decided to photograph my best friend in his space.

Here is the result:

(any feedback on which one is your favorite would help.  I’m only allowed to submit a single photograph for my assignment.  Vote in the comments section or on my facebook page (tara morris) or send me an email).

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Ben in he and Laura

Ben in he and Laura's bedroom/living room/upstairs.

His personal photography work is adorning all the walls.  This one over his shoulder is a killer shot mounted on a  home made frame of Coney Island.

His personal photography work is adorning all the walls. This one over his shoulder is a killer shot mounted on a home made frame of Coney Island.

I like this one because I feel like it looks all

I like this one because I feel like it looks all '70s with that direct flash look. The shot behind him is Laura on a snowy afternoon picking apples last fall.

They have the kitchen table he crawled under as a child.

They have the kitchen table he crawled under as a child.

In the kitchen.  All those bricks behind him weren

In the kitchen. All those bricks behind him weren't exposed...before he exposed 'em.

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April 3, 2010 - 10:01 am

sheena laine honeycutt - i like the second and third images the best. in the third image, i love how the clean white light is flooding the space. the bus signs on the window are glowing and i think those are definitely one of the most defining parts of ben’s loft. in the second image, i like the point of view and the graphic element that the door adds, but i don’t think it says enough about the space and in turn, ben.

i’m glad i was able to experience his space first hand. i hope your class is going really well, i can’t wait to see the work that is to come. well done, t.

April 3, 2010 - 6:14 pm

Asha - #4. :)

April 3, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Ben Schaefer - I am all in on the second photo and the last one. Second is definitely my favorite, but I feel the last leaves a great “editorial portraiture flavor” in my mouth (also killer light). Love that space so much…I pretty much told everyone that I am going to transform my room into something amazing after seeing his work and effort!! Love the photos T!

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