This website features samples of my editorial, fine art and some commercial photographic images. You can contact me to arrange to order prints of some or rights to publish in your materials. Some of my images are also now available at Adobe Stock. Ask me, too, about shooting for your specific photographic needs.
Outtakes: Take a look at a gallery of recent images shot while meandering near home.
Bob "Bumblebee" Kamoske playing with the Soulard Blues Band.
For recording studio's web site.
Local blues great Rich McDonough playing at festival in downtown St. Louis.
Bicycle race starting line, Francis Park, St. Louis
A protester at the Trump rally in downtown STL
For "Parts & People" cover story.
For "Parts & People" cover story.
Clinic nurse for poster campaign.
Little girl at Botanical Garden just after ice cream cone was consumed; relishing the moment.
African dancer at 2016 International Festival in Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, MO.
Father and daughter volunteers.
Random shot of model Angela Williams following a magazine cover shoot.
Two Viet Nam vets who get together once a month for old times' sake.
Photo for article about lawyer who also coaches a ice hockey team.
First grader practicing her reading.
Mom attending her naturalization ceremony at Old Courthouse in St. Louis with her two children.
Two lawyers to accompany an article they wrote for a trade journal.
Businessman with one of his customers for a website.
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The investiture of Hon. Audrey Fleissig to the Federal Bench was held in the en banc courtroom of the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse. Looking on is U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, who nominated her.
The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition is a statewide opportunity for high school aged students to learn about trial procedures, strategies and tactics – and to role play both plaintiff and defense positions. This image was from the final trial of the two top competing teams in 2011 before the winning team advanced to the State Championship that followed the St. Louis competitions.
Photographed in the den of her home, Lynn Whaley Vogel had just been elected President of the Missouri Bar. As a solo practitioner, Vogel has been active in professional organizations throughout her career. This image reflected her open and candid nature.
Motion for Kids is an annual holiday party for over 3,000 children whose family has been impacted by the justice system. These are children whose one-parent or foster families who would normally not be privileged to play and be entertained in the Edward Jones Dome, or take home presents purchased for them by local attorneys and law firms. This young man was on his way home with holiday presents and something to look forward to during the holiday season.
Shot from the Malcolm M. Martin Memorial Park and Fountain platform in East St. Louis, attorney John Farmer stood in front of the Mississippi River and the city of St. Louis – both that are key to his practice of Admiralty Law.
Then Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, Hon. Mary Rhodes Russell, was a real trooper when this image was shot. The Missouri Supreme Court was undergoing a massive rehabilitation project, which included no air conditioning on the day it was shot. Thanks to her patience, some portable fans, and quick lighting we were able to get the cover we wanted.
Attorney Ryan Kemper, who practices environmental law, was photographed for this cover in the studio against a green screen for time convenience, then married to an image from a wind farm near Bloomington, Illinois to create a topic-sensitive cover that told the story.
The Sweet Potato Project led by Sylvester Brown, Jr.,, was one of the 2013 Spirit of Justice Award winners. Based in North St. Louis, the project teaches inner city youth how to become entrepreneurs by planting sweet potato plots on empty lots, studying marketing, business management and sales techniques. Then harvesting their crop and making end products like sweet potato cookies that they sell throughout the community.
Maurice Graham, then President of the St. Louis Bar Foundation, was featured on this cover because of his philanthropic leadership motivating other lawyers to throw their support behind this charitable organization.
Frankie Muse Freeman, the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (by President Johnson), dedicated her legal career to advancing civil rights and human rights here in St. Louis and throughout the nation. I had the privilege to interview and photograph her many times, and to get to know her well. Through appointments to boards, commissions, and other organizations, as well as her private law practice, she has sought the promise of justice and equality in society.
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These are just 10 of the of the 59 issues of the St. Louis Lawyer that I planned, designed, typeset, edited, shot cover and interior photography, and wrote feature articles during my tenure at the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.
I'd love to work with you, whether you need an image of yourself, a group of people, things or places: for editorial, commercial and fine art purposes. You can expect to get quality work at very reasonable rates. Put my know-how, experience and broad skillset to work for you to improve a publication, ads, brochures, web sites, and more. I've already contributed to media in many industries including automotive, electronics/electrical, insurance, travel, commercial real estate and development, and non-profits, to name a few.
Much of my existing photographic work is also available for office or home display. Each is printed on archival art paper in a variety of sizes for framing and mounting. I will accept commissions for new work too.
If you have an upcoming requirement, please contact me using the form below and I will reply promptly.
More bang for your buck: I also write (and edit) and offer graphic design services, which means you can have a one-stop source for anything from a flyer, to ads, an entire magazine, or just an article, a website, a logo and branding strategy, or any other type of print or digital communication. Let's discuss your communication goals or marketing and promotion aspirations. Let me help you achieve. Consultations are always at no charge. I work on either an hourly or project budget basis.
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St. Louis-based editorial photographer. Magazine photography. Fine art photography. Commercial photography, web site development, graphic design, copywriting, editing. All images shown on this site ©2001-2016 Chuck Ramsay. All rights reserved; no image or part of this site may be reproduced without express written permission of the photographer.
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