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

My Best of 2017 (part one)

1. former JC Penny Building in Wells Goodfellow for Photo Flood Saint Louis (PFSTL)

As mentioned in my “Best of” post for last year, 2016 pretty much wrecked my life, so it should come as no surprise that 2017 was a year of contemplation, reassessment and rebuilding. As 2018 dawns, I am concluding or have concluded several projects, some positive/some negative, some personal/some public, and am ready to welcome the start of what’s next. Enjoy this numbered list of my favorite images from last year, with some anecdotes sprinkled in between (this is a two-parter for the first time; look for the second one later in the month).



Interlude: Saint Louis Art Museum

Posted in film, Interlude, Jason Gray, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on December 21, 2016


I first began working at the Saint Louis Art Museum in January of 2003.  Over the years, the Museum has introduced me to many great friends and has offered me a practical education beyond the scope of anything that I learned in college.  At SLAM, I’ve worked as a Gallery Attendant, the Photography and Image Rights Manager, a Preparator, and as a Security Officer.  I cannot imagine a more well-rounded glimpse into how Museums operate than this.


Ansel Adams in St. Louis

Posted in art, black and white, film, photography, Uncategorized by Jason Gray on August 2, 2013


At 8 o’clock, on the evening of April 9, 1945, an important guest gave a lecture to a capacity crowd in the galleries of the Fifth St. Louis International Salon of Photography at the City Art Museum (now Saint Louis Art Museum). Ansel Adams had been lured to the city by the Camera Club Council of St. Louis, a major organizer for the Salon, who had booked the photographer for a series of his famous workshops, to be held at their headquarters, nearby the Museum. (more…)

Back to the Construction

Posted in art, photography by Jason Gray on November 3, 2010

I decided that I would return to an old, photo subject for me on here, the ongoing construction at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Enjoy!

All Nikon D50 with Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Lens.

More after the jump–>