GATEWAY is a record of my photographs of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, the city where I live. I am obsessed with our great monument. It is a paean to American Westward expansion. The Arch was completed in 1966 and stands 630 feet / 192 meters high. It is exactly as wide as it is tall.
To me, the Arch is the most beautiful monumental sculpture in the world. I look at it every day as I drive to work and from my office window. It has moods. It is different at every hour, in every season and in every kind of weather. I never tire of it. For the last few years I have photographed it over and over, trying to avoid postcard cliches. Each time I carry my camera to its feet I look for something new.
Most of these pictures have been published in my other blog, St. Louis Daily Photo, documenting local life since March 2007. Come have a look.
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