Tuesday, 21 March 2017

A Birthday Cake with Ten Candles for St Louis Daily Photo on March 22

Bob Crowe fits a daily photography blog -- St. Louis Daily Photo -- into a rich life full of family, travel and a very busy legal career representing Social Security claimants.  And, he has been doing so continuously for ten years.  Without a break.  Though Bob often reminds us that he is a loyal son of New York City, his affection for his adopted city on the Mississippi River ("the Lou") shines through.

Bob began on March 22, 2007, with a black and white photograph of St. Louis' famous arch.  (He began under the pseudonym of strangetastes, but we will let him explain that one.)  Over many stretches of time he has treated us to a series of Thursday Arch images, but even a creative and hard-working photographer like Bob runs out of new arch treatments after a while, so the arch goes on hiatus until the spirit moves him again.  In recent years Bob has often featured his ever-so-cute granddaughters Madeleine (Madeleine Monday) and Audrey (Audrey Anyday).

The photography is always stellar.  Rants creep into the blog occasionally.  And sometimes the press of work keeps Bob and his camera off the street, so he dips into one of the deepest and highest quality photo archives of anyone on City Daily Photo.  Congratulations, Bob.  Keep it up!


  1. Congratulations to Bob for a decade of awesome photos!

  2. Thank you!

    My original nickname did not suggest something, um, weird. As the years passed my interests moved farther from the mainstream. Lost all interest in popular music but love opera. Don’t watch television except for Cardinals games and the occasional tornado warning. Would rather read Salman Rushdie than James Patterson. And I came to prefer photographs that are more edgy or ironic than beautiful. Some people like my pictures, some don’t. Hence the name. I just keep pushing the button.

    The blog has gotten me out on the streets of my adopted city, meeting its people and poking around in its back streets. We have made so many good friends around the world and had the chance to visit a number of them. It has been a lot of work but richly rewarding. St. Louis Daily Photo, like the Mississippi River, just keeps rolling on.


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