I love the State Fair of Texas, it’s like Christmas to me. I love the atmosphere, the people, the noise, and the food. I go every year, usually several times a year. This year on a couple of my visits there I brought my Hasselblad 500cm and a couple rolls of Kodak Portra 400 to photograph it. I had to get a new back for it because the one I had had a lot of light leak and I sent it off to be fixed. After I developed these photos and brought this other Hasselblad film back to a shop, I learned the sprockets were slipping and causing the images to overlay on the top and bottom of them. Despite that, I was still able to get some really cool photos on medium format film.
Stargazing at Copper Breaks is amazing and so is photographing the Milky Way Galaxy there due to the low amounts of light pollution.
This photograph spoke volumes and told such a common tragic story. The subject of the photo, the Jack Daniel’s case and the needles, represented destruction, hopelessness, and above all, death.