Every year I spend a lot of time at the North Carolina State Fair. My family business involves the development of agricultural machinery as well as local food production and we've been represented at the NC State Fair for almost 50 years. When I'm not working at one of our booths I always try to walk around, eat BBQ, and take pictures.
The scenes are extremely varied at the time, but always very similar year to year. Classics emerge like the smokey mirage that hangs above the jumbo turkey legs and the fans in the stands awaiting a pig race at the Hogway Speedway, year after year. Sometimes I even glimpse a quiet moment that reminds me of my own experience at the State Fair: a woman taking a break from serving food, reading in the sun, totally removed from the visual cacophony of her environment.
All photos were taken with a Mamiya 7II and Kodak Tri-X 400.