Hours of Idleness-A Photographer's Journey in St. Louis

STL Street Photography

Posted in photography, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on April 29, 2010

The world may not yet know this, but St. Louis offers up some damn fine scenarios for an attentive street photographer. Unlike other metropolitan centers of a certain vintage, STL isn’t chock-a-block full of people and it hasn’t yet bulldozed every single piece of interesting architecture for either a shiny new glass structure or parking lot. What this means is that, if you are willing to get out and walk around in this city, you will find beautiful subjects that express a full range of urban existence, from decay to gentrification. What is additionally unique about this town is that there aren’t a lot of obstacles preventing you from getting the shots you want. The people are generally quite friendly and approachable, there aren’t expensive permits required for you to set up a shoot, and most locations are even pretty receptive to having photographers do their thing. No, St. Louis is not yet again what it once was, in terms of national/international significance (and it probably won’t ever be), but I wouldn’t wish to trade what it is at this moment anyway. If you ever get the chance to visit, and pay a close eye, you’ll get what I am talking about…

All Nikon D50 or D300 with Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G or Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D lens.

More photos after the jump–>


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