Category Archives: State Fair

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 41

When I went to the Iowa State Fair, I had a goal of knocking out 2 or 3 of THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT images. I managed 2. Here is Page 41:


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Page 41 – Shoot one more image for Robert Frank’s “The Americans”.

I actually struggled picking which image to place in the physical copy of THE JOURNAL, but this photo of a mullet competition seems like it would fit into the original collection nicely. Here are the other ones I considered:


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The next time we revisit THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT we’ll look in on page 105.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 7

On my recent trip to the Iowa State Fair with Nader, I was able to knock out a couple more photos for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT. Here is Page 7:


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Page 7 – Tell a joke with a single picture. (Photo Assistant: Nader Parsaei)

I get it. A bunch of cops hanging around guarding giant donuts. It isn’t that funny. Stop picking on cops for liking donuts. Everybody likes donuts. It isn’t original. I don’t need it in my act. You get it any way.

The next look into THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT will either be Page 65 or Page 105 or Page 41. Who knows? I certainly don’t.

A Photo Journal – Henry Carroll – Page 15

Last Saturday while I was leaving the Cultural Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, I came across what I considered a perfect example of Page 15 for THE PHOTO JOURNAL PROJECT.

This time there was no photo assistant, just a rocking soundtrack coming from a speaker somewhere on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. “We built this city. We built this city on rock’n’roll!!!”


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Page 15 – Show beauty in the banal.

Only one photo can go in the Photo Journal, but I also liked these:


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I’m not sure what page in the THE PHOTO JOURNAL is next for me. The one that seems to be calling me next is Page 10.

Young, Scrappy, and Hungry

Man, I still really haven’t edited all of the State Fair flower pictures. Well, one more down.


Iowa State Fair Flower

Many more to go.

PARTICULARS

CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 320
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/4
DATE: 08/16/2016 – 8:16
LATITUDE: 41.59517°
LONGITUDE: -93.55154°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: BABY GOT RACK
EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “My Shot” – Featuring Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess

State Fair Flower

Another flower from the Iowa State Fair Discovery Garden. This time from my trip with the old Campus crew.


Discovery Garden Flower

After taking this picture, I sat down at a picnic table with Steph and Kellie eating some kind of fried potato concoction, when a lady from New Jersey sat down with us.

She started out friendly enough. She told us about her daughter who lived with her. How they were trying to make it to all 48 states by the end of the year. But then the signs of being from New Jersey started to come out.

First, innocently enough. She started telling us about how she used to be a ballerina, but some choreographer from ballet studio x was ruining that ballet because his choreographry was so terrible.

Then she moved on to telling us about how some county fair in New Jersey was better than the Iowa State Fair.

Then she started talking about how New York has the best pizza in the world.

Let’s stop there, because let’s be honest, New York Style pizza is the worst style of pizza in the world. There is a reason it is a buck a slice. That floppy mess is best used to feed rats on the subway.


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CAMERA: SONY SLT-A65V
ISO: 100
FOCAL LENGTH: 60mm
APERTURE: f/6.3
EXPOSURE: 1/320
DATE: 08-20-2016 – 15:54
LATITUDE: 41.59489°
LONGITUDE: -93.55144°
PHOTO ASSISTANT: Steph
PHOTO EDITING SOUNDTRACK: “Money” by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings