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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

St. Louis Photography Projects Capture the Soul of the City

The Urban St. Louis Forum's famed member "JuiceinDogtown" unearthed this gem of a project: Forest Park 365. Photographer Edward Crim has pledged to visit what he continually refers to as America's greatest urban park every single day of this year. His photography is spectacular, capturing flora, fauna, architecture, weather, and the human activities that enliven the park. If you didn't already appreciate Forest Park, this photography project should give you a boost.

Here's an example, from March 29, 2009:



As if this weren't enough St. Louis photography, yet another Urban STL forumer (DeBaliviere, or Brian, author of Downtown St. Louis Business Blog) alerted us to dArt St. Louis.



From their website:

On April 30th, 2009, one hundred St Louisians stepped up to the line and threw their dart at the giant map of St Louis City. They then had a month to visit the block where their dart landed and make a photograph. And here are the results!


And here's a sample shot, from Curt von Diest, of Kennerly and North Taylor, his dart throw's chosen block.





What great, yet divergent, windows into our photogenic city.

4 comments:

mel said...

dART St. Louis is an amazing project. Now we need dART New Orleans!!

mel said...
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Matt M. said...

I'd help start it!

Ryan Gladstone said...

very cool. thanks for sharing.

the new(?) header image is too large, IMHO

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