February 20, 2012

EAT-RITE Diner - St. Louis, MO

I love diners and greasy spoons. The 24-hour EAT-RITE is my lunch spot while I am in St. Louis each Fall for daycare portraits at Nestle-Purina Child Development Center. It's just a few blocks away and the food is cheap American artery-clogging goodness. The EAT-RITE sits on an island of concrete surround by industrial ugliness in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. It's one of the oldest and last diners of it's kind in St. Louis. It was a doughnut shop before it turned into the EAT-RITE. It's a counter service only place with friendly staff and an eclectic mix of patrons. This particular day, I had my camera with me and asked if I could take some photos. The staff was a little hesitant at first but quickly warmed up and started posing. The next day I brought some prints in for them and they were thrilled...and so was I. It's fun to be able to give back when people aren't expecting it. I'm looking forward to my next visit and the BLT with fries for under $5!




February 15, 2012

This is my life...

Not sure who put this together, but it's been making the rounds on the Internets and thought I would share as well.  

February 14, 2012

Lon & Todd - Our Lives Magazine

An article in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Our Lives Magazine on the life and work of artists/partners Lon Michels and Todd Olson features a couple of photos I made. Lon & Todd are two very generous and creative people who made me feel right at home when I walked in the door of their home and studio in Lodi, WI. Filled with their artwork it's a feast for the eyes. It was an enjoyable afternoon photographing them while they served me a glass of wine and some small snack plate. You can't take the host out of Todd who ran his home as a B&B for many years before he met Lon and they decided to return it back to a private home and art studio.

You can see more of Lon's work at his web site www.lonmichelsart.com.
Read the full article in pdf format at www.ourlivesmadison.com.

February 11, 2012

Redamte Cafe - Music Venue Featured in Isthmus

The article in Isthmus dropped this week with a story on new music venues in Madison, WI.  Redamte Coffee House was one them and included a couple photos I made for the article.   It's a nice addition to the downtown coffee / music scene housed in the old LaBamba (Burritos as big as your head fame) space.  Warm and inviting and the Daze band playing that night were made up of some quite talented West High School students.   I'd keep an eye on these kids.  They might just have a future in music. 

Redamte Cafe

Tom Klein is on of the owners and music promoters at Redamte. He also runs his own music promotion company called TKG Music Group. Check out his web site www.tkgmusicgroup.com listing all the great music he's booking around town.
Redamte Cafe

You can view the rest of the photos from this event here and the Isthmus article is here.