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2016 State Fair of Texas Photographed on Medium Format Analog Film

The 2016 State Fair of Texas was a blast as always and I captured some amazing people and scenes from it on analog medium format film.

2016 State Fair of Texas

This year I bought a season pass to the 2016 State Fair of Texas in Dallas 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 black-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

After my T-MAX 400 black-and-white film ran out, I took out my color Koda Portra 400 roll and shot away. I love going to the fair and photographing it. There is an endless amount of interesting things and people to capture.

2016 State Fair of Texas Midway sign
The Midway sign lit up in the evening
A couple kids excitedly dressing their Fletcher's Corny Dogs with mustard
A couple of kids excitedly dressing their Fletcher’s Corny Dogs with mustard
2016 State Fair of Texas
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 intentionally shook the camera as I was taking the last two to create some colorful blurred lines in the darkness. They came out pretty cool I thought. The 2016 State Fair of Texas was so fun as always and I look forward to the next one.

Fair Park at night
Fair Park at night
 Fair Park at night
 Fair Park at night

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