Archive: September, 2009

That’s the English translation of “El Borracho,” which is also the name of the Mexican cantina that Pat Shannon recently opened on Locust. You have to see the inside of this place to really appreciate it. To say it is whimsical would be a gross understatement. And the making of:

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Munsok So owns The Drunken Fish, XES Nightclub, and Ice Kitchen at Westport Plaza, which is where we photographed him. Hmm…wouldn’t have expected one of my best shots to happen at Westport Plaza.

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So it turns out ALIVE art director Annette Gleason captured some very nice production moments while we were shooting the restaurant feature. Thanks, Annette! Here we are, getting a close up portrait of Joe on 4×5 film. I did several of these throughout the project, whenever there was time, and while they didn’t run in […]

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…than Joe Edwards. Hawaiian button-downs, electric blue, white with blue flowers – it’s nice to see someone who’s not afraid of color. Joe is a St. Louis icon. He owns a slew of restaurants and venues including Blueberry Hill, and recently opened the Moonrise Hotel and Eclipse restaurant. He has been spearheading efforts to revitalize […]

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Daniel is a nursing student who, sometimes, late in the evening after everyone’s gone home but the night security guard, sits down at the grand piano in the college’s giant atrium and plays. When asked to perform, he is dismissive, almost embarrassed, of his talent.

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I love this work by photographer Susan Worsham in Ahorn Magazine. I first saw the “Fruit” photograph on FlakPhoto.com.

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It was an uncharacteristically cool and mild summer in St. Louis. So breezy it almost felt coastal. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s pretty much done. Less than a week until fall is official. California and other balmy places are comfy and very nice, but there is something magical about the changing […]

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Just… not exactly in the photo annual part. Ahem. Mr. John Hendrix is a very talented illustrator who is featured in CA this month on page 56. I shot his author photo. What? Hey, it’s in the annual and I shot it, right? So I got into the 2009 CA Photo Annual. Here’s my favorite […]

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A glimpse of one of my portraits of restaurateurs for the October issue of ALIVE magazine. If you’re a St. Louisan you should recognize this face immediately. Tsk tsk if you don’t.

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