The annual Pacific County Fair takes place in Menlo, WA., and is one of the oldest fairs in Washington, having started in 1896. The county is about 3 hours southwest of Seattle in Pacific County, which is situated along the Willapa Bay and is named for the nearby Pacific Ocean.
Photos in this series were taken on Sunday, August 24, 2013, on the last day of the fair using my Ricoh GXR, 50mm.
About Star Rush
I am a Seattle-based photographer, writer, and educator. My photography has been exhibited in the United States, London, and Europe as well as presented in electronic magazines Actual Colors May Vary, Askar Magazine, Camerapixo, dodho.com, Resource Magazine, wire.it, and Volksrant. I often write about the intersection of creativity, social networks, and image-making. My writing about connected photography has appeared in iPhoneography.com, wearegrryo.com (formerly wearejuxt.com), dprConnect, EyeEm.com, iPhoneogenic.com, and others. My photographs look at symbols and images of belonging, leaving, arriving, erosion of certainties and corruptions of absolutes among images of people, landscapes, and objects. How can images tell (or not tell) stories which situate past and present as moments of simultaneity?
I have been faculty and educational administrator in higher education, who teaches and writing and literature. I currently serves as Special Assistant for Teaching & Learning at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Wash., U.S.A. Work and contact information: starrush.net. [Official Website]