Ben Cintz Exhibit at KSP


July 14—August 10, 2016
Reception: July 17th 1:00–4:00PM
KSP Gallery


Artists Statement: Ben’s favorite form of photographic expression is “street photography” which Ben describes as “recording a moment that expresses the relationship of the subject to his or her surroundings.”  The following comment made to him about a series of photographs taken in New York captures what Ben seeks to achieve with his street photos.

Broadly speaking, the images work superbly as a reflection on the human comedy of New York urban life.  I obviously don’t mean comedy in the sense of the images being primarily funny—although there are clearly humorous elements in some of them.  Instead, the photos work together as a kind of celebration of the heterogeneity of American urban life, opening a generous perspective on individual idiosyncrasy and the messy richness of life.  The photos—and your eye—strike me (within these photos at least) as agreeably upbeat, savoring life rather than dwelling on life’s tragic dimensions. (I realize that a documentary photographer, for example, could certainly find photographic traces of deeply sad and indeed tragic stories in Manhattan.  But that’s not at all what you’re up to within this group of images.)

Ben’s work also includes photos that do not fit in the genre of street photography.  The presence of geometric lines, color or shadow may alone serve as the subject of a photograph, as can be seen in some the photographs in the exhibit, which were taken in the United States, Costa Rica, France, Spain, and most recently, Israel.

L1034378Ben began taking and processing photos as a teenager.  His formal study of photography began while a student at Humboldt State University.  He has also taken photography courses and workshops through the de Young Museum Art School, the Leica Akademie, Stanford Continuing Studies, the International Center of Photography, and StreetFoto San Francisco 2016.

His photographs have been published in the Palo Alto Times and the Palo Alto Daily Post.

Ben has a part-time law practice located in Palo Alto specializing in employment law.

Ben can be reached at or (415) 810-4216.

Exhibit: Wild or Not

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You be the judge.

An exhibit featuring images by members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshop will be on display in the Learning Center Gallery from June 14 through August 1 2016.

Artist Statement

We homo sapiens are at the top of the food chain in the animal kingdom. In this role, we are often compelled and inspired to capture what we see with a highly sophisticated mechanical device that records for future posterity what our eyes have seen and moves our hearts.

Therefore, members of the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops were invited to submit up five images of those creatures lower on the food chain, also known as animals—wild or not. These creatures include those found in their natural habitat (think jungle), or in captivity (think zoo), or in nature (think yards, gardens, and such), or in your home or someone else’s (think pet). Whether it walks on four legs, flies, swims, or just lounges around on sofas or cages, you are invited to view what delights our interest.

Enjoy our view of the wild and not-so-wild members of our planet.

Takako Matoba Transience Exhibit at KSP Gallery

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June 11—July 11, 2016
Reception: June 11th 2:00–4:00PM
KSP Gallery

Artists Statement:Transience explores our environment in all forms–natural, urban, rural; winters, summers; droughts, rainy seasons. They are fragments, remnants, and/or derivatives of invisible forces that shape and drive changes in our surroundings. They are catalysts to help us reflect on changes that occur in our own lives and examine our feelings, which we tend to forget in the fast pace of contemporary consumer culture.

Takako was born in Tokyo, and lives and works in Oakland. She completed her PhD in Computer Science from Cornell University, and MFA in Studio Art from San Francisco Art Institute.

—Takako Matoba

Nikon D500 Available Today at KSP

D500.pngThe much anticipated, and difficult to find D500 will be in stock and available for purchase at Keeble & Shuchat Photography on June 2. The D500 is Nikon’s Flagship DX-format DSLR camera and features:

  • 20.8MP CMOS sensor w/o Low Pass Filter
  • Expeed 5 processor
  • ISO 100 —51,200 (expandable to ISO 50 — 1,640,000 equivalent)
  • Up to 10 fps
  • Large buffer, 79shots 14-bit RAW (uncompressed)
  • 4K UHD video: 3840 x 2160 30/25/24p

And as an added bonus, we are having an in-depth D500 training class on Thursday, June 2 for all D500’s purchased at Keeble & Shuchat.

Terry Shuchat Exhibit at KSP

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May 16–June 8, 2016
Keeble & Shuchat Gallery

Photographs from Terry’s fall color trip to Vermont and New Hampshire.

All images where shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 and assorted lenses..

Robert Holmes to Speak at KSP June 2nd

May 16–June 12, 2016
Reception & Lecture June 2nd 6:30—8:30pm
KSP Learning Center Gallery

Keeble & Shuchat’s Learning Center Gallery features a show of images by noted travel photographer Robert Holmes (Travel Photographer of the Year 2015, Wine Photographer of the Year 2016). Mr Holmes’ travels have taken him around the world, from his native Britain to destinations as varied as Calistoga and Kathmandu documenting history, culture, food and wine. The images on display depict destinations from disparate corners of the globe but all feature a consistent vision; a sense of light, color, and detail that conveys the emotional character of the lives and places depicted within the scenes.

Inle_01182013_175Leica will host a reception for the photographer and Mr. Holmes with present an artist lecture on the evening of June 2nd. Mr Holmes, noted as a raconteur as well as a photographer, will speak about both his personal journey as an artist and the key elements that underpin a successful career as travel a photographer.  Whether it entails getting that key opportunity (an expedition to Mt. Everest), being photographically prepared, or simply dealing with the rigors of life on the road, he will speak candidly about both prospering as travel photographer and making the award-winning images that lead to being featured in National Geographic Traveler and New York Times.

Mr. Holmes will be available after the talk to answer your questions and autograph your books.

Robert Holmes career as a successful and prolific travel photographer has extended over 35 years.  He was the first photographer to be twice honored by the Society of American Travel Writers with their Travel Photographer of the Year Award and is the only photographer to be given the award 4 times, most recently for 2015. He received the international Wine Photographer of the Year award for 2016 out of a field of 7000 entries from 60 countries.

He has worked for National Geographic, Geo, Saveur, Wine Spectator, Life, Time and hundreds of other major magazines and international companies.  His stock catalog of over half-a-million images is represented for licensing by Getty.

His assignments have taken him from coverage of the 1975 British Everest Expedition for the London Daily Mail and Paris Match, to searching for snow leopards in the remote valleys of western Nepal for National Geographic Magazine, trekking into the rain forests of Borneo with Penan tribesmen for Islands Magazine and crossing the Great Indian Desert on camel for Departures.

Bob has illustrated over 40 books and he has regularly been one of the elite group of the world’s 100 best photojournalists invited to participate in the acclaimed “Day in the Life” series.

His passion for food and wine has led to extensive work in those industries including the illustration of 9 books on wine and 6 cookbooks.  More recently Bob has added film production to his talents and in partnership with Andrea Johnson has been producing videos for clients in the wine and hospitality industries.

Palo Alto High Schools Featured @ Keeble & Shuchat

Student Art Work on Display in the Keeble and Shuchat Gallery

Keeble and Shuchat, in partnership with the Palo Alto Unified School District, is proud to present an exhibit of photographs by students at Gunn and Palo Alto High Schools.

Sharon Ferguson, the PAUSD Art Coordinator, tells us:

There are many kinds of successful students: academic achievers, gifted writers, perfect pitch singers, outstanding athletes, accomplished musicians, and stunning visual artists. In our Strategic Goals for 2015-2016, PAUSD made a commitment to reach out, identify, and honor the diversity of success that represents our incredible spectrum of accomplishment. This exhibit acknowledges the artistic success that is taking place in PAUSD’s educational arena and represents Art Education’s commitment to share our creative diversity. Photography students, who are powerfully committed to their art, created the work in this exhibit. They go significantly beyond assignments in the classroom and the results are amazing. They are technically accomplished, but also show an evolved perspective or intention. These students take pictures that make us feel, think, and want to know more about how they do their art and why it is so important to them. They have tapped into power of art to communicate ideas, feelings and connectedness. This is significant and meaningful accomplishment!

The show is open and available for view during business hours through May 10th, 2016. The school district will host an opening reception on April 23rd from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM for the artists and the public is invited to attend the reception and meet the photographers.