2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

2011 State Fair of Texas photos that feature some of the amazing people and its world-famous lively and colorful atmosphere.

I recently went to the 2011 Texas State Fair in Dallas and had so much fun. One of my favorite things about going to the fair, other than the food and having fun, are all the colorful and interesting people and photographing them. I tried to take as many photos as I could while also enjoying the fair myself. This was my first time going to the fair in over 10 years and since I’ve gotten into photography.

I was on the constant lookout for unique people and expressive moments. It was also great to take photos of sweet candid moments. Moments between parents and children and the expression of anticipation in a young girl’s eyes:

Overall, I thought the people in Dallas were a lot of fun and down-to-earth. Most of them were very gracious. They allowed me to capture great pics of them without any complaint or resistance.

2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

A State Fair of Texas employee with a classic Dallas look:

This is my favorite ride to go on at the fair, the Rock It ride:

2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere
2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

Not everyone there looked like they were happy to be there though. There were plenty of grumpy faces like this guy:

2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

I shot this kid as he was walking up to buy some food. His look and his hat immediately caught my attention and I just said “hey man!” and he just turned around and I got the photograph I wanted:

2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

This guy got an epic face painting. I wish the photo was a little more in focus but I still think it captures him well.

No photography trip to a fair is complete without a shot of the Texas Star. I’ve seen so many photos of this Ferris wheel throughout my life. I finally wanted to get one myself.

2011 State Fair of Texas Photos Featuring The People And Atmosphere

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9 Comments

  1. Great pictures, Matthew! I especially love the teenager and the chair-o-planes. Also loved the chick with the afro….oh heck! I loved them all! You are truly a talented artist!

    1. Thank you very much Casey, and that’s so interesting. If you could, send her this link, I bet she would really like to see the photo. She smiled at me right after I took it.

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