|1st place, Architecture Division, 2012 SD State Fair|
Growing up, the State Fair or “The Big One” as it is tagged in South Dakota, was an annual family event. I vividly remember crying big alligator tears and gasping for breath betweens sobs as the trailer loaded with the cattle we’d been helping my parents get ready all summer pulled out of my grandparents driveway without me. Eventually I joined 4-H and exhibited a variety of projects for many years at the Fair.
Since having kids, it’s been hit or miss attendance the past several years. Looking through the photography display at last year’s fair inspired me to enter some of my favorites this year. I had no glorious aspirations, just thought it would be fun. The fact that I am the proud exhibitor of a first place, three seconds, and a third is just icing on the cake. (You can view my favorite images on my portfolio.)