In August, Photo Flood Saint Louis will celebrate the completion of its fourth year covering the “Lion of the Valley” and all of its wonderful idiosyncrasies. For me, it is hard to believe this much time has passed since I originally invited a small group of five photographers out into Downtown for Photo Flood 1. We’ve now grown into a dynamic organization of more than 300, some of who are regulars, some of who are once-in-a-whiles, some of who have never come out for a Flood but stick around for the networking opportunities, and have been partner to several of the city’s best known annual events, cultural institutions, and civic ceremonies.
Even so, four years in and we are only about halfway done with documenting all of the city’s neighborhoods (we are scheduled through 2021). To celebrate, I am going to post some of my images from my ten favorite Photo Floods, beginning with number ten, The Patch. I hope you enjoy!