Sunday, March 30, 2008


My good friend and fellow DME member Phil Wong makes some lovely street wear. He just got some new shirts printed and wanted me to snap some pictures for his website. I have never shot fashiony stuff before. And I wish that I had been shooting a little bit better. It would have been nice to have some lighting stuff to play around with, to make some of the street locations more interesting. But here is what I like from the day.

It was nice to bum around the Lower East Side with some fun people. And Phil was all giddy about his new shirts. I think both of us should have communicated more about what kind of photos he wanted. But I think that at the end of the day I shot enough frames that he ended up happy. Also, Tim Penman was in town, and he is always a good time.

Make sure you go to Phil's website and buy his stuff. Then you can look like a real G.

Back to School

We are back in the great city of Columbia, MO and Stuart is catching up on last minute sleep. Everyone get excited for more posts and more love. The Stuart Reluxe photo's will be up within a few days and be sure to check out Phil Wong's shirts at!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Old Posts

My older posts aren't showing up nicely because I deleted the old Google account. So. Yeah. This is very sad, and I can't even get into edit the posts because the account is washed away in binary code land.

New York City

I took a million photos today. But Phil Wong is making me keep them under wraps. Look out for the biggest fucking update ever. Soon.

Anyway, enjoy the nicely lit street scene.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Spring Break 08

Instead of having any traditional Spring Break this year, some of my friends and myself decided to head south, not for coast but for the wilderness. 7 hours and a couple of fast food stops later we ended in Sipsey Wilderness area in Alabama. For 2 nights and 3 days we explored the forest appreciating nature and having a much better spring break than anything in St. Louis could have produced. The place was beautiful and I did not do it justice.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Middlebury Quidditch Team

Today the Middlebury College Quidditch team blessed Riverside Park with their presence. I thought that the event would bring out a bunch of cute kids and wacky teenagers, and I was fairly correct. I got to the event right in the middle of it. And I saw the end of the last game where the cute children from the neighborhood played. Also, my event coverage takes a while to kick into full swing. So I had to warm up to shooting the game. So I didn't get a single good picture of the kids, but I got some interesting ones of the college kids playing. It was really easy to laugh at the dorkiness of the college students. But they were doing something really interesting. They were being creative and involving the community through a well know popular culture reference. The kids really enjoyed it, and the college students had a good time laughing and running around the field with a broomstick and ball. They were having the kind of fun you have when you are a camp counselor. That is the best kind of fun.

I took too many photos of their broomsticks. I only had my 50 on, and I never shoot sports, so there is not much action. I should have had a longer lens and I should have spent more time there, but other than that, I really enjoyed my time. And all of the players were super friendly and very recepctive to having their photos taken.

Monday, March 24, 2008

I got a new email address!

Now you can see my full name! I was on Columbia University's campus on Saturday and these guys were bringing in flowers for Easter Sunday. After the flowers they brought these in.....

I could think of nothing except for COLUMNS!


Also, I was on Columbia's campus again today, and I had no idea where to rest. They have no columns to sit on.

Also, the new email address is


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter at the Lounsbury House

This is Easter at the Lounsbury household. My brother Tom arrives home from Easter with his girlfriend and an Easter Egg hunt's bounty and my dad makes fried Oysters just brought back from Florida, where they were the previous week for spring break.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sometimes, we should not be given nice nice cameras.

Monday, March 17, 2008

5 years later

On Sunday March 16 a peace rally was held in Columbia, MO commemorating the 5th anniversary of the War in Iraq and calling for an end to the war and peace.

Pausing briefly after marching from the Boone County Court House to Peace Park, Jesica Peol waits with a friend while the rest of the demonstrators arrive. Organized by Mid-Missouri Peace Works, the demonstration marked the five-year anniversary of the war in Iraq.

Marching down 9th Street, demonstrators chanting, "We are a thousand strong, We're here to say war is wrong." Group organizers had hoped for over one thousand demonstrators aiming to making it the largest protest in Mid-Missouri since the Vietnam War, they succeeded with over one thousand in attendance.

Musician Hillary Melville and her daughter Shante traveled from California to Columbia to participate in the protest. The Demonstration began with music and speakers leading up to the eventual march to Peace Park followed by more speeches.

Blocking traffic and drawing stares, protesters turn off Walnut onto 9th keeping beat with a wide variety of drums and musicians.

22 hand painted drums sit in the grass in Peace Park. Each drum represents a member group of the Columbia Peace Coalition.

Tying yellow ribbons together, Rachel Hartford participates in activity meant to show the unity of the crowd in their common goal of peace.

Following the march and speeches, David Engelkenjohn along with a few dozen others play drums, dance, and sing songs calling for peace.