• What Matt Brennock of @MomentumWWide Learned in 2013

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    We wanted to start the new year by taking a looking back at the previous 365 and have creative professionals dissect the trials, tribulations, victories and successes from 2013. Everyone in this year's series was heavily recommended by a visionary from the previous year. We asked them to create a piece, entitled "What I Learned in 2013" and allowed it to take whatever form they liked — an illustration, a top-ten list, an article, video, photo or anything else they felt like sharing.

    Matt Brennock, Managing Partner & ECD, is fourteenth in the series.

    Here's what Matt learned this year.

    Here's an archive of all 2013 submissions.

  • STLcoin Claims to be the First Crypto-currency for a City

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    Watch out Bitcoin, move over Dogecoin - St. Louis has it's own crypto-currency and it's claiming that our city is the first. It's the exact same as Bitcoin except for a different block rate and the maximum amount of coins is 50 million higher (which is of nominal mention in the first place since each Bitcoin can be broken down over a 100 million times.)

    Introducing STLcoin.

    Long story short, we have serious doubts about STLcoin catching on anytime in the near future, but many doubts were held by Bitcoin in the recent past and currently one Bitcoin is worth $958 as of today. Bitcoin still has quite the ways to go before being accepted on a global (or even national) scale as opposed to being pigeon-holed as a speculative currency that fluctuates wildly. One would assume that the precursor to STLcoin would have to stabilize before a derivative crypto-currency intended for use in a single city would catch on – although we readily acknowledge that assumptions are made to be smashed.

    Check out more info on the project here and learn how it intends to benefit St. Louis.

  • What Jake Houvenagle of @BoxingCleverSTL Learned in 2013

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    We wanted to start the new year by taking a looking back at the previous 365 and have creative professionals dissect the trials, tribulations, victories and successes from 2013. Everyone in this year's series was heavily recommended by a visionary from the previous year. We asked them to create a piece, entitled "What I Learned in 2013" and allowed it to take whatever form they liked — an illustration, a top-ten list, an article, video, photo or anything else they felt like sharing.

    Jake Houvenagle, Designer/Illustrator, is thirteenth in the series.

    Here's what Jake learned this year.

    Here's an archive of all 2013 submissions.

  • What Wesley Law Learned in 2013

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    We wanted to start the new year by taking a looking back at the previous 365 and have creative professionals dissect the trials, tribulations, victories and successes from 2013. Everyone in this year's series was heavily recommended by a visionary from the previous year. We asked them to create a piece, entitled "What I Learned in 2013" and allowed it to take whatever form they liked — an illustration, a top-ten list, an article, video, photo or anything else they felt like sharing.

    Wesley Law, Photographer, is twelfth in the series.

    Here's what Wesley learned this year.

    Here's an archive of all 2013 submissions.

  • St. Louis Tastemakers Portraits - @DemondMeek for @FeastMag

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    Here's a great in-depth look at one of the more striking portraiture series we've seen for a local publication in quite some time. We were curious to see how Demond's previous work with Scott Carey had evolved – we noticed a painterly, baroque-quality to the work that Demond mentions below as inspiration for creating this classic cover.

    View all of the gorgeous photos larger here.


    Roundtable Group

    Adam Tilford of Mission Taco

    Kevin Lemp of 4 Hands Brewery

    Back in October Feast magazine reached out to me to photograph their annual tastemakers feature. The feature was composed of multiple shoots; the first shoot was conducted on location at Libertine during FEAST's annual roundtable discussion, the second portion called for individual portraits of each tastemaker in their place of business.

    This was a really exciting feature for me. I've been really focusing on capturing environmental portraits of artisans and business leaders lately. This was a great opportunity to document a few people leading the way here in St. Louis.


    Nick Luedde of Libertine

    Kevin Nashan of Sidney Street Cafe

    As far as the cover goes, Scott Carey and I have worked together on a few previous portfolio shoots that I've done. In fact, the first shoot that he and I collaborated on sparked my interest in documenting artisanal subject matter. I credit our previous collaborations in shaping a new direction in my body of work.

    The art director from FEAST mentioned that it was equally important to photograph the subject while capturing the beauty of each person's environment. This is where the previous collaborations between Scott and myself proved to be very beneficial. At that point Scott and I were familiar with one another; he trusted me, I was familiar with his space, and I arrived knowing exactly how I wanted to compose the shot.

    I would be hard-pressed not to mention Buddy. Upon arrival it was a pleasant surprise to have Scott's little Yorkie Buddy greet us at the door. He had to be in the shot.


    Outtake of Scott Carey

    It was a partially cloudy morning, and the shop was dimly lit. I've recently revisited the works Vermeer and Rembrandt. The weather conditions that day provided the perfect opportunity to capture Scott in those styles.

    My goal is to make everyone I photograph look bad-ass. Scott has no issues in that regards and my lighting only exaggerated that fact. From a distance people may not realize that both Scott and I have healthy senses of humor. I wanted the image to be moody and dramatic, but at the same time I wanted to add some humor to the shot - that's where the pink expresso cup and Buddy in the background came into play. Those details were subtle, but we all shared a laugh when we looked at the image on the monitor. It was a fun shoot."


    TJ Vytlacil of Blood & Sand

    Justin Leszcz of Yellow Tree Farm

  • What Katy Fischer @KatySTL of @Tokybd Learned in 2013

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    We wanted to start the new year by taking a looking back at the previous 365 and have creative professionals dissect the trials, tribulations, victories and successes from 2013. Everyone in this year's series was heavily recommended by a visionary from the previous year. We asked them to create a piece, entitled "What I Learned in 2013" and allowed it to take whatever form they liked — an illustration, a top-ten list, an article, video, photo or anything else they felt like sharing.

    Katy Fischer, Creative Director at Toky, is eleventh in the series.

    Here's what Katy learned this year.

    Here's an archive of all 2013 submissions.

  • *Network* Now Hiring: Creative Editor - @BrutonStroube

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    The sexiest footage in the world isn’t worth the gigabytes it’s stored on if it’s not edited to perfection. Bruton Stroube is expanding its roster of editors skilled in crafting this kind of perfection. We’re looking for someone with the creative prowess to do this over any media outlet, for any client. All. Damn. Day.
    What do you need to be considered for this position? 2-5+ years commercial experience is preferred, but show us what you’ve got if what you’ve got is good. Beyond that, be a team player, listen well, and be like Han Solo and don’t get cocky, kid.

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  • What Troika Brodsky @TroikaB of @Schlafly Learned in 2013

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    We wanted to start the new year by taking a looking back at the previous 365 and have creative professionals dissect the trials, tribulations, victories and successes from 2013. Everyone in this year's series was heavily recommended by a visionary from the previous year. We asked them to create a piece, entitled "What I Learned in 2013" and allowed it to take whatever form they liked — an illustration, a top-ten list, an article, video, photo or anything else they felt like sharing.

    Troika Brodsky, Communications Director for Schlafly Beer, is tenth in the series.

    Here's what Troika learned this year.

    Here's an archive of all 2013 submissions.

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