Did you know there is a town in central Missouri called Frankenstein?  Neither did I until this past Thursday.  Frankenstein (said just like it sounds) is a small unincorporated town in Ozark County and mainly consists of a Catholic Church and the neighboring Catholic grade school.  I went there to photograph both the church and the school for a story on how they create a sense of community for Frankenstein.

I wasn’t happy at first having to wake up at the crack of dawn to get to Frankenstein in time for morning mass, but once I got there, I had a great time.  After shooting mass, I got to hang around the grade school for most of the day.  It is a small 4-room school building with two grades in each room.  Because of that, the kids are used to working while other things go on around them (like a strange person with a big camera).  It was an overall good day and the teachers and staff at the school couldn’t have been more welcoming.  Here is the multimedia piece I put together:


2 Responses to “Frankenstein”

  1. 1 Charles Ludeke
    October 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Excellent piece, John.

  2. 2 ChelZ
    October 10, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Best one. You’re brilliant!

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