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A Love A-Fair: The Community of Fair-lovers who gather and go beyond the latest food on a stick.

Welcome to this taste of Beyond The Stick, my annual scavenger hunt for the ironic and iconic; the peculiar and the poignant; the oh- so-human moments at our Great Minnesota State Fair. It is the largest – or second largest – state fair in the country.

Artist’s Notes

Long before I was a photographer, I found myself drawn to – and energized by – our big, communal events, where we meet, merge, collide, and create a tapestry rich in human connection. It became my desire to focus and frame these moments, and then to share them, thereby creating yet another level of connection. One of the shortest distances between two people is a shared moment.
By capturing “life, as it happens,” I hope to enrich lives, as mine has been…read more