Project : Fairground Attraction
I started this project a few years back, photographing an annual local fair on Wimbledon Common, a few miles from where I live. On this occasion, there were several new trailers that I noticed, that was setting up before the weekend opening.
See : Fairground Attraction
Currently I am working on a series of images on fairgrounds, which I always find to be slightly theatrical but interesting in modern Britain, harking back to Victorian times. Outdoor family entertainment, especially in today’s online based tech world, is limited, and it is always nice to see families enjoying traditional playground rides with all colourful trappings, sounds and lighting of a local fairground. This portrait is of a young lad who mans one of the many game stands in the ground. He was setting up at the time of my visit, but obliged to pose for a photo.