Shots and musings from San Diego based photographer, David Phillipich

Oh, to be a Carny

I recently shot the Taste of Reston festival with fellow-tog, Stephanie Bragg (thanks again).

There was ungodly amounts of delicious food and plenty of cold beereverages, some live music too. Most importantly though, the town splurged and hooked itself up with a carnival.

Carnivals are different from theme parks in that they travel, are much smaller in scale and have incredibly obvious names for rides (see photo #4). I find carnivals to be greasy and colorful and old and fantastic. Now, the title of this post is a bit deceiving. I do not wish to actually be a carny. I would, however, like to spend some quality time hanging out with and taking photos of this interesting breed. Future photo essay in development mode. Until then, here are some favorites from my hour at the Reston Carnival. Have a great July 4th weekend, everybody. Stay safe, drink booze and yell “America” a lot.

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2 responses

  1. Mom

    Love these! So many memories of when I was a kid! (Yes, they DID have carnivals way back then.)

    July 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

  2. Love it, love the color. #1 and #4 rock. Nice work, DP.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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