Posted in Missouri, Photography, Thoughts

New Years Day

I was able to start the new year off right this morning exploring an abandoned church in north St. Louis with some good friends. I am an atheist but I get what religion means to a lot of people, and all of the symbolism involved. The area we were in a rough one, hit hard over the years by all the numerous factors that make St. Louis what it is. Yet in all of the decay and poverty there are still glimmers of hope for a better future.

The New Year



Originally from Oregon and after a career in the Air Force I ended up settling down in the St. Louis area. I have always taken pictures but seven years ago I decided it was time to really start learning the art of photography. Between work and family what little free time is spent out exploring the region. I am fascinated with nature, the man-made world and the interaction between them. This is especially apparent in all of the urban decay that exists in St. Louis. Nature is reclaiming so many areas while the people who live there do their best to hang on. I also have a degree in Graphic Design so patterns, shapes, and textures also speak to me.

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