Archive: October, 2009

The last in my series of restaurateurs for ALIVE magazine. The inside of Monarch is something to behold. Feels like a swanky cross between The White House and a sultan’s tent in some desert oasis. It is rich, sleek, and very expensive.

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Ninety percent of the time I’m viewing my work, and everyone else’s work for that matter, on a computer screen. Back in the darkroom days, the first thrilling glimpse I got of my image was on a contact sheet, and the next was an 8×10 print, which I could hold in my hands, write on, […]

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Yes, it’s grainy. That’s what it looks like when you underexpose film. Do you think this works, or is it too hard to tell what’s going on?

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This is Jesse Jones, proprietor of The Stable in Benton Park, which is located in the converted horse stables of the old Lemp Brewery Complex. The beer delivery horses are about a hundred years gone, but this place has, without a doubt, the best atmosphere in St. Louis for a place to sit comfortably and […]

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Never have I met two fellows more willing to stand in the middle of traffic for the sake of a picture than Frank and Claus Schmitz. Brothers. German. Total characters in that really good way. Frank runs BARcelona in Clayton, while Claus invented Mosaic, downtown. Two tapas restaurants: you’d think they might be Spaniards, but […]

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