My second and final studio space was in downtown St. Louis. I moved there after spending five years in the Italian neighborhood of St. Louis.
The old studio was functional and efficient but it was out of the way of the film lab downtown.
As I settled into the new place, I reveled in the fact that the lab was just a three-minute walk from my loft.
It didn’t take long before it felt like I was wearing a groove in the cobblestones on my path to the lab. My attraction to those magenta pavers deepened every day as I made three or four roundtrips.
If I’m looking for some inspiration, I’ll meet up with a subject in that old neighborhood. That’s what I did with this session on 13th Street, just a few steps from my old place.
It’s easy to get lucky when you stack the deck with the right visual elements. In this case, it was interlocking granite stones.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.