Ground level of the STLPA Tower

Visit us at 10459 St. Charles Rock Road near the Airport

Hours of operation:

Monday – 10am - 9pm

Tuesday – 10am - 9pm

Wednesday – 10am - 9pm

Thursday – 10am - 9pm

Friday – 10am - 9pm

Saturday – 10am - 6pm

Sunday afternoon by appointment

Other weekday hours by appointment

About Studio 858

A resource for both professional and amateur photographers young and old, we at Studio 858 welcome all who are interested in the photographic arts.

Facilities & Session Support

We operate 4 roomy, fully equipped photography/video studios centrally located just south of St. Louis' airport and available for rent on an hourly, daily, or monthly basis to photographers and videographers of all levels. We also supply technical assistance and tutoring when needed. 

Photographers looking for a great base for business need look no farther; We offer several space sharing plans on a monthly basis.

Call us for a free tour: 314-504-6692

The St. Louis Photo Authority®

Studio 858 the headquarters of the St. Louis Photo Authority®, a non-profit dedicated to building community through the photographic arts. We offer youth programs to encourage young people to explore and document the world around them. Your support enables us to reach more youth in St. Louis city and county. Donate today!


Join one of our photography groups!

The St. Louis Photo Authority® supports the following 3 meetup groups:

The Saint Louis Photography Club

Excursions, classes and photography fun with fellow enthusiasts. Open to photographers of all skill levels.

The Studio Creative Group

Every Thursday night (almost) we do studio photography. Learn about light and practice your skills in a friendly environment.

The Tangible Image

Film photographers, rejoice! We have not forgotten you! We've got classes, a shared darkroom and scanning facilities. Membership by the month or year.

Help with our programs

All contributions are tax-deductible, whether equipment or monetary. You can help us fund our youth programs through the donation of new and old photographic equipment and accessories and by making a direct donation to the St. Louis Photo Authority®. Help us build community in St. Louis!


Edward Crim

Edward Crim, long time photographer and teacher, is the director of the St. Louis Photo Authority® and our primary photo instructor. Prior to devoting himself full time to our mission of building community through photography, Edward devoted over 5 years to developing and teaching photography programs for St. Louis photo institutions. He is also a freelance event and studio photographer for the last 15 years and managed a full service photo lab for 12 years before that.


Donna Burch

A former IT professional and chemist, Donna Burch has been a part of the St. Louis Photo Authority® for over three years, as studio manager, board member, and photographer. Donna's love of photography is intimately connected with her love of family, friends, and acquaintances. As she puts it, "An image brings back to you the emotions of that captured moment, makes you smile, laugh or even cry, reconnecting you to your past. And not just you, it also connects your greater family, that circle of people with whom you share life, and draws them ever closer."

A. G. Shaw

US Army (Retired) SFC, A.G. Shaw brings not only his great experience as a photographer, but all of the organizational skills acquired courtesy of his Uncle Sam. Serving as photographer in the United States Capitol for his former employer, A.G.'s "get 'er done" frame of mind helps us tremendously in the youth programs we conduct and excels in directing attention to the place where it belongs.