Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Moonrise Hotel



I got out the Oktomat camera again today and took some shots around the new Moonrise hotel that is being built. The hotel is starting to look magnificent and I'm really excited for the Delmar Loop to be getting this.

The hotel is between the Pin-Up Bowl and the Pageant in an area of the Loop that for a long time didn't have much development.




I used the Oktomat at dusk, which turned out really dark in the processed film. It was 400 ASA film, so next time I might try for the 800 ASA, or else take some shots a little earlier on.


4 comments:

Ray Meibaum said...

These are really cool, David - especially the last composite.

Preston said...

Ditto Ray's comment. I love the color. The repeated images remind me of the German Industrial photography movement from the early '70s. The St. Louis Art Museum had a wonderful show of the top proponents about 25 years ago that still haunts me. When I went to look up Bernd Becher, I was sad to see he had passed away: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/26/arts/26becher.html.

Ray Meibaum said...

The color's great and I really like the perspective on the horizontal Pageant - the composite just fits together really nicely. I have to say I like it better than the concrete cooling towers...

Preston said...

Oh, indeed, much better than cooling towers! Unfortunately, search isn't yielding any good examples of the German Industrial movement - just the NYT obit.