Photographers Wanted

February 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm | Posted in employment, Matthew Hurst, Webster University | 2 Comments
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We haven’t checked in on our friends at InsideSTL.com since…ever.  That site, which is almost certainly Saint Louis’ most visited independent media organization, probably doesn’t need much more link love.

What they do need, apparently, is a new photographer.  Besides their entertaining writing staff, it’s pretty clear that photography has played a big role in introducing the site to the community at large, one drunken portrait of a night on the landing at a time.  That marketing tactic, brilliant as it may be, does not come without a cost to InsideSTL.com .

We found this flyer around Webster University, promising work for any student (although it didn’t specify age, I’d imagine 21+) willing to work 2-3 nights a week taking pictures on assignment with a compensation of $60 per night.  The picture quality of this flyer, which assuredly will/should not be used as part of an application for this work, is largely the result of using a cameraphone.  You should send additional queries and your resume to make Contact at insideSTL .com .

UPDATE:  While we were competing over photographs, we’d like to take the opportunity to recognize the winner of our own photo caption contest last week – Adrian, who is the author of An Obsolete Vernacular.  You can check the post for all the entries, knowing full well that we’ll usually pick the nerdiest answer.

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Links with Your Coffee

January 2, 2008 at 1:53 am | Posted in Coffee links, Matthew Hurst | Comments Off on Links with Your Coffee
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As part of our New Year’s Resolution, Highway 61 (revised) will try to be clever again.  Until then please enjoy the next best thing: borrowed wit.  Here’s some links to enjoy over a cup of coffee.

  • Please welcome Highway 61’s newest contributor: Chris Maue.  Of course I’ll let him introduce himself, but even before we hear from him, perhaps you’d be interested in joining our blog as well.  According to this job listing I wrote on The Circuit, free beer is involved for frequent contributors.  That must have been an editorial oversight.
  • Although another closure has been and will be on everyone else’s mind, Thomas Crone hasn’t taken his eye off the ball since Tucker was closed downtown.  Further yet, he decision to photo document this unique subterranean Hooverville is available for public consumption.  It may break your heart, which you can eat out online, but unless you’re planning a trip yourself, it’s probably as close as you’re going to get.
  • It’s only been four years since the entire area anticipated some sort of tourism deluge from the bi-centennial of those two illustrious explorers of the Louisiana Territory that every student in the state of Missouri is required to learn about.  That being said, who knew Illinois shared a similar enthusiasm, or at least monumental rivalry (pun intended).  B.E.L.T has the details on a modernist landmark called the Lewis and Clark Memorial Tower somewhere on the east side.
  • Steve Patterson must have read our minds about the iconography of the Mall Santa this past week, as he found a unique holiday post.  For some reason I’m pretty sure this television series was better based in Saint Louis than Chicago.  See for yourself.
  • The trouble with making new year’s predictions is well documented.  That being said let’s give this week a little perspective with St. Louis’ soon to be most popular blog over the next few weeks, Highway 40 insight, who are predicting it’s going to be alright.  In the meantime have a laugh at your own expense as our friends with that blog flex their geek cred this year.

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