Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cotton Candy at the Fair

Late in the summer, my photo buddy Lisa Ahlberg and I went to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, Washington. We arrived early. The rides were just warming up and the first fairgoers strolled through the gates. Our goal was to shoot images for a joint print project which focuses on the iconography of the fair. We fell in love with the thunderbolt, the ferris wheel, little duckies floating, a stuffed bear, and giant colorful sculptures of corn dogs, hamburgers and snow cones.

In the afternoon, we headed for the bunnies: hundreds of them in pink, with ears that wouldn't quit, in perfect black and white. Then we sat mesmerized by a goat competition and photographed beautiful girls with their pet goats running an obstacle course. Lisa took this picture of me in the kids' ride section -- the perfect sky above, a perfect day with the perfect pink sweet candy of summer.

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