As the sun was setting in St. Louis, I met up with Sydney Fischer in the Cortex District. If you haven't been to the Cortex District yet, take some time to go explore. Aside from hosting the well-known Ikea, the Cortex District is home to a number of medical labs, a makerspace, a plethora of startup home bases. Each Thursday you can head down to @4240's Venture Cafe to network with industry professionals over a beer.
It was at @4240 that I met Sydney. The light was quickly waning, so we hustled to get down the street to an abandoned warehouse front. Within this abandoned delivery alcove we used a set of stairs, a dock, and the building itself to frame the shots, all of which drive a grungy feel.
From the abandoned building we moved down to the Metro stop near the St. Louis College of Pharmacy. The train tracks and high rise buildings framed the shot as the burning light shimmered off the glass walls. After the rails were clear we snapped a few shots and headed back where we started.
Just across the street from @4240 is the new TechShop. It's a pretty cool spot with some glass walls and a variety of benches. By the time we had made it to this final location, the light was slipping away and twilight moved into the area. Despite the short time we shot together, working with Sydney was great. She's very relaxed and open to moving locations when something just isn't working out. Definitely a great experience and I hope to work with her more in the future. You can find Sydney on Instagram at @sydneyfischer._