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Twelve Frames With Christian Gibson

Welcome to Gobe Twelve Frames with Christian Gibson.

Christian Gibson   |   BYRON BAY


 

Christian aka Gibbo, is the founder and co-director of Gobe and the latest legend to put a roll of Portra through their camera for Gobe Twelve Frames. Gibbo touched down in Tokyo and beelined straight for the organised chaos that are the basement cameras stores of Shinjuku. A Nikon FM2N called from a cabinet, and a new friendship was made. Albeit self admittedly left-brained, it’s obvious from Gibbo’s first rolls through the new whip that there’s still plenty firing in the other hemisphere.

Take a walk through the never sleeping streets of Tokyo, peeking across the road from one tiny space into another. I can’t imagine anywhere in the world quite like the teaming streets of Tokyo and Gibbo’s Twelve Frames will serve up a taste teaser. Next stop, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Thanks for taking the time Gibbo. Please enjoy Twelve Frames with Christian Gibson.

 


 

Full Name:

Christian Sam Frank Gibson

Home-town: Byron Bay

Website: mygobe.com

Instagram: @mygobe

 

In your own words, what do you do?

I’m a hustler, hustling his way through the ghetto that is life. I guess if we are talking about work, I’m the founder and co-director of Gobe, the website you are most probably reading this article on. My role/what I do is quite diverse and is always evolving, as the business grows I seem to be spending less time actually doing tasks and more time telling other people to do tasks haha.

 

What are you working on right now?

At Gobe I’m working on – adding square filters to our product range, as well as graduated circular ND filters, camera straps and camera bags. We are redesigning the blog, as well as parts of the website, so I am involved with that. There are 1000 other little things, but I don’t want to bore you. My other big project is Pacifico, a film I shot with Gobe’s other director Chris. We have just finished the full final edit, so the end is very much in sight, I’m confident we will have the film done by the end of 2018 yippie.

 

When did you shoot the roll?

November 2018

 

Where did you shoot the roll?

Japan, Hong Kong and China

 

 

Christian Gibson

1.

Take a frame at first light

Not quite “first” light, but my best effort. If I had a dollar for every time I saw a sunrise, I would not have many dollars.

 

 

Christian Gibson

2.

Shoot your favourite tree

So many different types and they’re all so charming, yay trees.

 

 

Christian Gibson

3.

Take a self-portrait outside

Where’s Gibbo?

 

 

Christian Gibson

4.

Shoot a space you feel creative in

It could be the 60,000 years we sapiens spent evolving as one with nature, or just a coincidence, but I feel relaxed, creative and like a little buddha when surrounded by the natural world.

 

 

Christian Gibson

5.

Shoot the weather

24, mostly sunny

 

 

Christian Gibson

6.

Photograph someone you love

Bestie, business partner, lover. Minnie!

 

 

12 Frames with Christian Gibson

7.

Shoot a stranger

We both had a good giggle after this

 

 

Christian Gibson

8.

Shoot your backyard

Not quite my backyard, unless I was Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in a past life

 

 

Christian Gibson

9.

Something that makes you happy

Riding bikes in foreign lands on sunny days is most definitely one of my most favourite things to do

 

 

Christian Gibson

10.

Shoot the contents of your bag

Get out of it, that’s my bag

 

 

Christian Gibson

11.

Shoot the last light

In these parts there are no last lights

 

 

Christian Gibson

12.

Shoot yourself before bed

Rawrr

 

 


 

Thank you for reading. Twelve Frames with Christian Gibson. You can find the other frames here.