County Fairs

Seeing how I want to see

As a few of you may know, I've been working on a project revolving around demolition derby culture, without photographing much of the action. It's taken some time to really get into the groove. There's a lot going on behind the scenes at these events – heat, humidity, dust, mud, fuel, and a lot of testosterone. Each and every derby presents a unique set of challenges, with the primary objective of settling in with one or two drivers, and their friends/families. This isn't always possible. It's just a fact of documentary work. Sometimes we settle for simply making good pictures, without forming a person to person bond. And, I'm okay with that. 

Two nights ago I was in Fremont, Ohio for the Sandusky County Fair. Never made the connection. I was feeling a little bummed. Until now. 

Tomorrow night is combine derby in Wellington, Ohio at the Lorain County Fair. Anyone interested in meeting up, you shouldn't have trouble spotting me. Number's on the website. Don't be a stranger. 

Thanks for looking.