Although only 70 visionaries have been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, the facility is far from an exclusive club. Its aim is to educate everyone on the importance of photographic history—and people certainly seem interested. In 2013, they donated more than $15,000 dollars through Kickstarter to help build the IPHF's new facility.
Size: 6,000 square feet of gallery and exhibition space dedicated to the works and equipment of more than 500 artists
Eye Catcher: an antique Edison Projecting Kinetoscope
Hidden Gems: alongside well-known works by the likes of Ansel Adams are those of Eadweard Muybridge the first to photograph a moving subject—a galloping horse
Don't Miss: the library, which houses every issue of Life Magazine published in this dimension
Permanent Mainstay: The Photographic Equipment Collection, which includes antique cameras, magic lanterns, and darkroom equipment
Visiting Exhibit: _Portrait/Process_—a collection of contemporary photos, iconic images, and even smartphone portraits that examine voyeurism and
Pro Tip: flash-free photography is allowed in galleries and certain exhibits
Named the city’s best portrait-photography studio by CityVoter in 2010, The Studio—a full-service portrait studio—maintains a separate department dedicated to boudoir photography. The studio’s three female photographers have worked together for more than a decade, helming tasteful yet sensual shoots for women of all ages and body types. Subjects can pose in outfits ranging from delicate lingerie sets to corsets, nighties, or artfully draped men’s shirts; licensed makeup artists and hairstylists finish off looks with custom touches that range from a natural, girl-next-door vibe to a dramatic, girl-from-Valley of the Dolls look. For outfit changes, subjects can return to the studio’s private dressing room, and after shoots have concluded, they can sift through their finished images in a separate viewing area.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
JM Film & Design is not a marketing or advertising firm. We are a full service creative agency in St. Louis, MO. We offer hand crafted l film/video production and digital media design services.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our mission is to inspire creativity through all digital mediums.
What do you love most about your job?
Delivering custom design services to clients who have outside the box needs. Every project is unique and deserves hand crafted creative design.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
Pure shock and awe is atop the list.
Over his 20-year career, photographer Tom Warwick has clicked the shutter at thousands of high school seniors, more than 1,000 weddings, and hundreds of families, children, and babies. He understands the importance of getting shots just right. To that end, he speaks with clients before each photography session to discuss their visions of the shoot. With this information in mind, he arranges sessions to create a photojournalistic story of natural moments and images. He and his team of personally trained photographers can meet up with you and your subjects on location where the team sets up artful lighting. Warwick’s photographers can even travel to a client’s home to snap maternity photos and test out the ball pit in your new rumpus room.
Since 1984, Apple Studio has brought out women’s most sensual, playful, and confident natures during romantic portrait sessions taken in an inclusive, relaxed environment. Before each shoot begins, friendly photographers help put nerves at ease by taking clients through past work to find the most appropriate style to match their comfort level and personality. As subjects lie in various flattering poses—the studio recommends bringing four to five outfits, from favorite lingerie to full scuba gear—soft lighting and strategic camera angles enhance each shot, resulting in a series of scintillating, tasteful vignettes. Pictures are typically ready in about two weeks, available in everything from retouched prints to digital copies on CD.
Though the professional lensman behind davidjstudios photography specializes in wedding photography, he strives to make every shoot capture something as memorable as the big day. To do so, he builds relationships with his clients, earning their trust and comfort during what can sometimes be an awkward situation. Instead, his shoots are relaxed, natural, and professional, gaining him nods from WeddingWire and CityVoter.com. He snaps images at locations throughout the St. Louis area, and helps clients customize items such as photo albums, invitations, and magnets strong enough to post their albums to the fridge.