Greg Francis is a local photographer, graphic designer and proud resident of St. Petersburg.
I met Greg for a brief moment at the KSPL launch party last year when we all gathered at NOVA for the first time. I thought to myself, "Now, that's an idea! Taking a photo every single day using the cool 6X6 format!". That's just around the same time that I was really starting my addiction with Hipstamatic for the iPhone. Little did I know that I would soon have my very own black and white print of the pier taken by the one and only Greg Francis!
I recently had lunch with Greg and his adorable wife Kelly. Now I understand the frustration of getting a perfect photo to post EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF 2011. He's not taking ONE photo a day. It was many shots and then he was left to decide which one was post worthy. Which one really chimed in as a reflections of some moment to remember. Something visually interesting. That's quite a task but the result is an amazing collection of local scenery and photographic ramblings that reflects the beauty and hidden gems that our city has to offer.
Here are a few examples:
Check out the entire collection here!
This is the photo I won in the contest. Really cool huh?!?
Take a look at Greg's new website that's chalk full of vintage signs from around the city. They are really cool!!!
Thank you 1,000 times over Greg for being the cool and creative dude you are, for not getting scared should a zombie apocalypse actually happen and for my B&W print! Keep up the good work!
( And thanks to your wife too )
I encourage everyone who reads this post to navigate to both of Greg's web pages, give him some shout outs, buy his artwork and show some love!!!