Long exposures make the fair crowds disappear.
Maryland State Fair
The Darkroom went to the 2015 Maryland State Fair and asked folks young and old to show us their animals. There were a wide variety of creatures, but what is very evident is the pride they took in their companions.
At the Maryland State Fair — past the midway rides and games, past the 4-H building and past the penned-up goats — a man stands under a tent, netted on all four sides, with a chainsaw.
With that chainsaw, Marty Long slowly slices off pieces of a wooden stump. A few dozen people watch in awe from bleachers surrounding the tent as the stump becomes a statue of two birds, darkened by blow torches and wood stain.
Long will be at the fair making chainsaw sculptures all week that will be auctioned off.