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

Photo Flood 59: Tiffany*

Posted in Adventure, art, Interlude, Jason Gray, Photo Walk, photography, Travel by Jason Gray on July 18, 2017

Photo Flood Saint Louis is an organization that I created almost five years ago for photographers in St. Louis.  PFSTL offers great opportunities to network, share images, learn from more experienced shooters, and more, but mostly, it tells the story of the city, neighborhood by neighborhood.  In fact, every month we visit a new neighborhood, meet new people, visit new businesses, and show the world (or at least the internet) what makes St. Louis a dynamic place to live, warts and all.

As organizer, I rarely miss an event, but it has happened.  Over the years, I missed out on covering the southside neighborhoods of Mt. Pleasant and Tiffany.  This post is about me finally getting a chance to walk around one of them.

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Photo Flood 18*: Mt. Pleasant

Posted in Adventure, art, Interlude, Jason Gray, manual focus, Photo Walk, photography by Jason Gray on June 19, 2017

Photo Flood Saint Louis is an organization that I created almost five years ago for photographers in St. Louis.  PFSTL offers great opportunities to network, share images, learn from more experienced shooters, and more, but mostly, it tells the story of the city, neighborhood by neighborhood.  In fact, every month we visit a new neighborhood, meet new people, visit new businesses, and show the world (or at least the internet) what makes St. Louis a dynamic place to live, warts and all.

As organizer, I rarely miss an event, but it has happened.  Over the years, I missed out on covering the southside neighborhoods of Mt. Pleasant and Tiffany.  This post is about me finally getting a chance to walk around one of them.

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Interlude: PFSTL Top Ten, #1. Dutchtown

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Photo Flood Saint Louis turns four this August.  This post is a continuation of a countdown to commemorate this exciting milestone.

Dutchtown, named after a mispronunciation of “deutsch”, is St. Louis’ most populated neighborhood, and equally one of the city’s most threatened and potential-rich.

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Television Appearance

Posted in 35mm, art, awareness, interview, Photo Walk, photography, technique by Jason Gray on October 10, 2013

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If you are local, be sure to tune into HEC TV this Thursday (10/17) at 7p! My organization, Photo Flood Saint Louis, is being featured on the program State of the Arts, alongside the new International Photography Hall of Fame. This is my first televised interview, and I am pretty excited about it. I will post a link to view the episode online soon.

Link to episode trailer: State of the Arts

Interview with HEC TV

Posted in interview, learning, Photo Walk, photography, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on June 12, 2013

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I was interviewed recently by HEC TV for their program State of the Arts. The interview highlights my organization, Photo Flood Saint Louis, and they caught up with us while we were out photographing at the St. Louis Zoo. Obviously, this is some exciting promotion for PFSTL, and I will post a link to the episode when it becomes available.

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A Sometimes Lonely City, part II

Posted in art, awareness, Photo Walk, photography, technique, winter by Jason Gray on March 17, 2013

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Old North St. Louis, 2013.

Welcome to part II of my ongoing posts dedicated to the sublime beauty of the city of St. Louis. Part one is available here. All of the photos contained in both posts come from those that I have photographed on excursions with Photo Flood Saint Louis.

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The Patch, 2012.

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A Sometimes Lonely City, part I

Posted in art, Photo Walk, photography, technique, winter by Jason Gray on March 13, 2013

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Ellendale, 2013.

When I go roaming around in my “street photographer” clothes, I’ve noticed that I have a tendency to take a certain kind of picture. For whatever the reason, I gravitate toward images that are a little lonely and quiet (thanks Mr. Badger, for the term). Although you could argue that St. Louis is a bit this way, I tend to find this quality no matter the place.

Naturally, over time I’ve begun to build a portfolio of these images, which I’ve feigned sharing with all of you because many of them already appear on the website for my organization, Photo Flood Saint Louis (you’re subscribed there already, right?). Well, today I’ve decided to let the flood gates open. Enjoy this first round of an ongoing project-post, and please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Old North St. Louis, 2013.
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Guest Speaker: Brea McAnally

Posted in learning, mentor, photography by Jason Gray on November 11, 2012

PHOTO FLOOD SAINT LOUIS

Posted in art, awareness, photography by Jason Gray on October 12, 2012

 

PHOTO FLOOD SAINT LOUIS is an organization of photographers creating a photographic map to the the city of St. Louis, Missouri.  If you would like to participate, please email me (Jason) at: photofloodstl@yahoo.com

Click on the image above for more information, and to see our work.  The next Flood starts soon!

Photo Flood STL is Expanding!

Posted in 35mm, art, photography, technique by Jason Gray on September 1, 2012

This month, Photo Flood Saint Louis, my new venture, is expanding to include artist visits and lectures! If you are in the area, send me an RSVP to photofloodstl@yahoo.com to reserve a free spot.