Photos: 2016 State Fair of Texas on Medium Format Film

This year I bought a season pass to the State Fair of Texas and went multiple times, mostly for my own enjoyment. On a couple of the visits I brought my Hasselblad 500c/m to do the photos. I had with me some back and white Kodak T-MAX 400 film to photograph people, candidly and semi-staged. For color, I brought a roll of Kodak Portra 400 film to capture some scenes and to experiment with some night photos.

2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas

After my T-MAX 400 ran out, I took out my color roll and shot away.

 The Midway sign lit up in the evening
The Midway sign lit up in the evening
A couple kids excitedly dressing their Fletcher's Corny Dogs with mustard
A couple kids excitedly dressing their Fletcher’s Corny Dogs with mustard
 The old Big Tex neon sign during the day
The old Big Tex neon sign during the day

Once it got dark and it was time to go, I shot off my last few pics. I shook the camera as I was taking the last two to create some colorful blurred lines in the darkness. They came out pretty cool.

Fair Park at night
Fair Park at night
2016 State Fair of Texas
2016 State Fair of Texas

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