Shifting Fashion Scenes

I often talk about how my style has shifted over the years. Sometimes it’s also worth reflecting on shifting fashion scenes. It’s interesting how the scenes in which I shoot have changed since starting this blog. When I began blogging, I only took photos on a wall in my house. Next, I ventured right outside my house. Then, I started shooting in a nearby park. Now, the entire city of St. Louis is my canvas.

Today, I share eight things I target for setting the perfect scenes to take photographs for my blog.

1. Doorways. St. Louis’ Arch may symbolize the city’s important historic role as a gateway to the west, but the city’s doorways? They each tell an important story too.

Original post: The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift

2. Arches and Archways. I’m drawn to arches and archways because they represent gateways to new possibilities.

Original: A Handmade Handbag from St. Kitts

3. Graffiti/Murals. I’ve always been drawn to bright and contrasting colors that tell a story. It turns out that graffiti artists are into these things as well.

Original post: To the Max

4. Colorful walls. Despite their reputation as serving as barriers, walls, especially colorful walls, are full of possibilities.

Original post: Gordmans Spring Fashion

5. Cultural Institutions. There are important parts of St. Louis that are vanishing every day. I love to capture cultural institutions that focus on preserving cultural artifacts.

Original post: Brunch in Black and White

6. Ghost signs. Faded, hand-painted ads are artsy and serve as cool throwbacks to another time. I took notice and now I see them everywhere in St. Louis.

Original post: Fall Fashion Forward

7. Waterfront. When I was growing up, I was never more than 10 minutes away from the ocean. The St. Louis waterfront makes the city feel less landlocked.

Original post: Summer to Fall Transition

8. East St. Louis. East St. Louis has a rich architectural heritage that is slowly disappearing. I captured the historic Murphy building last year. It was recently demolished.

Original post: African Print Meets Stripes


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  1. August 26, 2015 / 4:49 am

    Lovely spots and great photos.

    • August 31, 2015 / 2:01 am

      Thanks so much, Whitney! I bet you can discover some cool spots in your city too.