In an Interview with Alternative Press about his Cover Photo for Fall Out Boy’s “Take This To Your Grave” (released in 2003), Chicago-based photographer Ryan Bakerink mentioned Gabe.
AP: As far as your involvement in that scene (Chicago music scene), was it something you fell into?
RB: It wasn’t actually something I fell into. I randomly built a really strong relationship and friendship with John Feldmann of Goldfinger. They had taken me on tour with them and done all sorts of things for me to photograph them. Through them, I started meeting other bands. I got to know Midtown, Gabe [Saporta] from Cobra Starship. I got close to them and into certain labels just because of that. It was a very organic friendship sort of thing, but I was also able to provide something beyond a friendship. I was able to provide them something they could use. I eventually built [friendships] with Thursday and all of these other bands that weren’t really Chicago-related. Thursday were on Victory, so that’s local scene oriented, I guess. So a lot of it did stem from the relationship I had with the Goldfinger—and they’re from LA. But John’s a producer and he knew so many bands. It all seemed very natural. It seemed like your group of friends expanding in a way.