BEN HOSTE | PHOTOGRAPHER

This is the Tumblr of Ben Hoste, a non-fiction
photographer in Brooklyn, New York.

Bob Morgan, March 30, 1925 - August 26, 2014. I was saddened to learn today of Bob’s passing earlier this week. During my visits to Plato, Mo. in 2012 Bob was incredibly welcoming and energetic, especially considering he was 87 at the time. Here he is showing me one of the many walking sticks he carved from branches on his property, T Bar Ranch. Bob was a cowboy, an Army cryptographer in the Pacific during WWII, and a fireman. He could build anything and rigged a log splitter to bend steel pipes in order to build a barn on his property—singlehandedly in his 70s. He was married for over 60 years. Bob, you’re will be missed. 

Bob Morgan, March 30, 1925 - August 26, 2014. I was saddened to learn today of Bob’s passing earlier this week. During my visits to Plato, Mo. in 2012 Bob was incredibly welcoming and energetic, especially considering he was 87 at the time. Here he is showing me one of the many walking sticks he carved from branches on his property, T Bar Ranch. Bob was a cowboy, an Army cryptographer in the Pacific during WWII, and a fireman. He could build anything and rigged a log splitter to bend steel pipes in order to build a barn on his property—singlehandedly in his 70s. He was married for over 60 years. Bob, you’re will be missed. 

  • #Hasselblad
  • #Kodak Portra 400
  • #Plato
  • #Missouri
  • #120
  • #Medium Format
  • 31st Aug 2014
    Manhattan Beach with Jess, Jesse, and Katrina.

    Manhattan Beach with Jess, Jesse, and Katrina.

  • #Los Angeles
  • #California
  • #Manhattan Beach
  • #Fuji x100s
  • #Friends
  • 16th Jul 2014 / 1 note
  • #Hasselblad
  • #Kodak Ektar 100
  • #Indiana
  • 7th Jul 2014
    Bird nest in an abandoned home in Picher, OK. 

    Bird nest in an abandoned home in Picher, OK. 

  • #Picher
  • #Oklahoma
  • #Fuji x100s
  • #Lead Mining
  • #Abandoned
  • #Lead
  • #Mining
  • #Contamination
  • 18th Mar 2014 / 3 notes
    Over a century of unrestricted subsurface lead and zinc mining literally undermined Picher, OK (along with Treece, KS), which has since become a ghost town. High levels of toxins have also contaminated the soil and water. 

    Over a century of unrestricted subsurface lead and zinc mining literally undermined Picher, OK (along with Treece, KS), which has since become a ghost town. High levels of toxins have also contaminated the soil and water. 

  • #Picher
  • #Oklahoma
  • #Treece
  • #Kansas
  • #Lead
  • #Mining
  • #Contamination
  • #Ghost Town
  • #Fuji x100s
  • 10th Mar 2014 / 5 notes
    Artist and musician Greer McGettrick in her apartment in the Mission. For some reason I only just now stumbled across this interview she did with Vice almost a year ago (which is a fun little read). 

    Artist and musician Greer McGettrick in her apartment in the Mission. For some reason I only just now stumbled across this interview she did with Vice almost a year ago (which is a fun little read). 

  • #San Francisco
  • #California
  • #Portrait
  • #Fuji x100s
  • 20th Feb 2014 / 4 notes
  • #Fuji x100s
  • #San Francisco
  • #California
  • 12th Feb 2014 / 4 notes
  • #Fuji x100s
  • #San Francisco
  • #Santa Barbara
  • #California
  • #Black & White
  • 11th Feb 2014 / 3 notes

    Various press passes circa 2008 to 2011.

  • #Canon 5D Mark II
  • #Los Angeles
  • #California
  • #The Hollywood Palladium
  • #The Glass House
  • #The Echo
  • #The Echoplex
  • #The Roxy
  • #The Key Club
  • #SXSW
  • #The Henry Fonda Theatre
  • #The El Rey
  • #The Viper Room
  • 21st Jan 2014 / 3 notes

    Various press passes circa 2008 to 2011.

  • #Canon 5D Mark II
  • #Los Angeles
  • #California
  • #Concert Photography
  • #Photo Pass
  • #Press Pass
  • #The XX
  • #Vampire Weekend
  • #Wilco
  • #Ben Harper
  • #The Henry Clay People
  • #Cold War Kids
  • #The Thermals
  • #Dan Deacon
  • #Tijuana Panthers
  • #The Like
  • #The Decemberists
  • #Arctic Monkeys
  • #Jimmy Eat World
  • #Silversun Pickups
  • #The Wiltern
  • #The Henry Fonda Theatre
  • #The Fox
  • #The Troubadour
  • #The Hollywood Palladium
  • #The Greek Theatre
  • #Club Nokia
  • #The Orpheum Theatre
  • 21st Jan 2014 / 12 notes