On the latest outing with Photoflood STL we visited the Greater Ville neighborhood in St. Louis. This shot with Waffles is at the Chuck Berry house. The man lived here for quite a few years but much like the rest of the neighborhood it is in sad shape. There is so much potential in this area of the city but white flight and a lack of imagination and money will leave the area in disrepair.
It was a very foggy Sunday morning and my friend Ann asked if I wanted to go shoot along the waterfront in St. Louis. Of course I did so we met up at the flood wall. As we walked along the river in front of the Arch we looked up the steps to see what the scene looked like. The fog was so thick we couldn’t see the top of the Arch but there were people running along the top of the stairs. The fog blanked out the background and I was able to get this shot of the lone runner. Since it was so foggy it made the shot practically black and white anyway so the conversion was easy.
Some photos from the now defunct Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis. The mall closed for good in July 2014 but had been in decline for years. It was supposed to reinvigorate the area but never caught on because of the location. After it shut down it was broken into quite a bit by urban explorers and others. It is a place I had been wanting to get in to photograph but I didn’t want to trespass. A friend of mine who is also an urban explored got permission for some of us to go in and photograph it before it is finally torn down. It was quite a day to finally see it, but also sad. I will be posting more photos in the coming weeks.