Jef­frey Bebee is an Oma­ha pho­tog­ra­ph­er with roots in west­ern Nebras­ka. His fas­ci­na­tion with the cam­era began when he vol­un­teered to be the pho­tog­ra­ph­er for his high school year book. After attend­ing col­lege in Oma­ha, Jeff start­ed his for­mal career behind the lens. He spe­cial­izes in com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­phy, from his­tor­i­cal build­ings to mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar homes, yet he also enjoys craft­ing por­traits of busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als and chil­dren. “Pho­tog­ra­phy is about visu­al­ly com­mu­ni­cat­ing con­cepts — how can this busi­ness solu­tion meet my own needs? — or emo­tions — how might my fam­i­ly make this house our home?” His pho­tog­ra­phy strives to make the view­ers feel as though they are sit­ting in the room, per­haps sip­ping a cup of cof­fee in the kitchen, read­ing in the mas­ter bed­room, or plan­ning out the future of a busi­ness in com­mer­cial space. “When you can clear­ly com­mu­ni­cate that  con­cept or that emo­tion, to the view­er, then you have achieved suc­cess as a pho­tog­ra­ph­er.”

Jeff is a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to Oma­ha World Herald’s bimonth­ly Inspired Home mag­a­zine, which show­cas­es local homes with unique design and con­struc­tion ele­ments. His work has also appeared in Fine Home­build­ing, and most recent­ly fea­tured in Nebraska’s Post Office Murals: Born of the Depres­sion, Fos­tered by the New Deal, pub­lished by the Nebras­ka His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety.


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