Alternate Views: St. Louis From A Different Perspective
Third Degree Glass Factory
One of my favorite things to do in St. Louis is to get lost on purpose and see different angles of the city, places that aren’t on my usual routes. There are so many facets of St. Louis that lifetime residents – like me – haven’t explored.
I try to capture the beauty within the location, whether it is apparent or hidden. This is especially true in urban decay and in macro photography, two passions of mine within the photographic realm. For this exhibit, however, I chose to use my lens to see the big picture — to see things a little differently. It’s my flavor of photojournalism.
It would have been easy to display photos of St. Louis landmarks, but I wanted to do it with a twist — to present alternate views of our landmarks. They appear in unusual light (literal or figurative), they are shown from a different vantage point or they may be places you do not know about or have not seen in person. I have done my job as an artist if I have introduced you to a new locale or shown a familiar one in a new light.
Although I have been lucky to live in the artistic world for my collegiate and professional career, my jobs in theatre have not revolved around creating art onstage but rather in maintaining it for audiences. Photography is my creative outlet — allowing me to capture what I see in my mind’s eye and present it to you.