R.J. Hartbeck

Photographer

R.J. Hartbeck is a commercial photographer based in St. Louis. His brand of storytelling is informed by his love for street photography and the belief that photos should be used as a way to connect with one another. His work has been featured both online and in print for various brands around the country. A passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, he enjoys helping people bring their new projects and ideas to life. Favorite neighborhood: Tower Grove East. Learn more at rjhartbeck.com.

R.J. Hartbeck

Contributions


A Hearty Dish

Welcome Neighbor STL's drive-thru supper clubs are a lifeline for refugees.

Community Game Changer

Entrepreneur Julian Keaton aims to foster community engagement and move St. Louis forward through “Dimensions,” a new interactive geolocation mobile…

Smooth Moves

Angela Zeng didn’t listen to critics who told her to start her line of superfood drinks, Karuna Beverages, elsewhere; after…

Bridging the Gap

The Foodshed.io app links small family farms to grocery stores so consumers can buy more local produce and farmers can…

Brewing Community

St. Louis brewers find new ways to connect with beer lovers and continue their businesses during the pandemic.

St. Louis, Together

How #314Together transformed from a pandemic relief Facebook group to an inspiring movement supporting local small businesses.

Period Positive

Even during a pandemic, the St. Louis Alliance for Period Supplies is getting essential period products to people in need.

Power Drive

28 communities around the region joined together to donate nearly 15,000 pounds of food and personal care items to the…

Personal Growth

Home gardens flourish in quarantine, providing floral beauty, nutritious food and positive mental health benefits.

Growing Together

EarthDance Organic Farm School Hosts Pay-What-You-Can Drive-Thru Farm Stand in Ferguson.

Coffee for a Cause

How Sump Coffee is Fueling Health Care Providers on the Front Lines.

Superhero Delivery

Martin Casas of Apotheosis Comics is making sure that St. Louis residents have plenty of comic books and drinks to…

Puppies in a Pandemic

What happens to unadopted pets during a crisis? St. Louis stepped up to foster them - including one family taking…

woman holds two puppies

4 Hands For Hands

4 Hands Brewery adds a new product to its beer and spirit offerings – hand sanitizer.

4 hands van delivering hand sanitizer on market st

Creating Through Crisis

Mee Jey, an immigrant artist from India, tells community stories through her art in St. Louis and abroad.

MeeJey

‘Round and ‘Round

For 50 years, Mathew and Niah Foggy have built community while circling the roller rink at Skate King.

Man and woman standing at skate rental counter

Home(Town) Brew

Here in one of the nation's top beer cities, St. Louis brewers are shaping the industry's future.

A man pulls a beer tap in a brewery

That’s a Ringer

Home to the National Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame, St. Charles County has become one of the country’s top regions…

Quail Ridge Horseshoe Club

Spilling the Beans

Estie Cruz-Curoe’s Cuban-style black beans at del Carmen Foods are filling a delicious niche in the St. Louis food scene.

del Carmen beans header

Autumn Action

The St. Louis economy gets a yearly boost from an array of spectacular fall sights and cool-weather activities, including Oktoberfest.

Couple walks one of the paved trails of Cliff Cave Park, in South St. Louis County.

Shifting Gears

Mike Weiss believes that St. Louis could become one of the hottest cycling destinations in the country -- and the…

Mike Weiss of Big Shark

Fresh From the Vine

Tony White’s locally grown tomatoes are the not-so-secret ingredients in many St. Louis chefs’ acclaimed dishes.

tony white holding box of fruit

Puppy Power

Fitness trainer Kim Gray built her wellness business for St. Louisans who love spending time with their pets.

Kim Gray and her poodle Oscar

Night Moves

Ranked No. 1 in nightlife, St. Louis is drawing attention for its fun, affordable ways to hit the town.

Nightlife - We Love St. Louis sign

Career Center

New industries in St. Louis are helping to fuel Missouri’s rise in employment opportunities.

The Business of Basketball

Khalia Collier has transformed the St. Louis Surge into both a competitive team and an economic driver.

Making
Connections

Through Human Spaces, Lisa Rokusek is exploring how people can learn from each other with empathy and purpose.

Lady

Sweet Dreams

La Patisserie Chouquette co-owner and executive pastry chef Simone Faure has become the maven of macarons in St. Louis.

baker

Masters of Light

Just as their great-great grandfather did, Aaron Frei and his siblings are coloring St. Louis with hand-crafted stained glass.

Emil Frei

Midwest Millennials

Post-grads are learning that St. Louis’s low cost of living means more money for business and leisure.

T-rex building

Moving Forward

Historic St. Louis gems are earning new appreciation for marrying the past with the future.

Education for All

Through EdHub STL, Sherita Love helps educators shake up their classrooms and eliminate barriers for students.

Sherita Love Stands

Planting Seeds

Angi Taylor found meaningful work in St. Louis’s growing agriculture industry.

Game On

With dozens of studios, courses and events, St. Louis is becoming the nation’s next video game development hot spot.

Graphite Lab employees