Sunday, August 16, 2009

T-Max Drag Strip (Concord, NC)

Sunday morning I accepted an invitation to photograph the day’s event at Concord’s T-Max Drag Strip. Honestly, I’ve only seen drag races in old movies and was completely unaware that to so many people, this is their life. The smoldering sun was relentless and ice cold water was not only refreshing, but necessary. I explored this world for the better part of the day and was happy to watch my new friend, Chris Parisi, become the new champion of the Super Stang class. Go Orange!

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Fat Fury @ Iron Thunder (Charlotte, NC)

I come from a music loving family, with many drummers, and as a small child was always fascinated by the mystery of my uncle Scott’s band, Fat Fury. “Nothin’ but a Good Time” was the motto of this grey bearded gentleman in his top hat & blue and purple suit, rich in his cartoon glory. His images seemed to be everywhere and when asking if I could go, I was always told that I was too young. Time passed and the little girl became a woman. Last weekend, I finally met the infamous Fat Fury at Iron Thunder, a biker bar in Charlotte, NC. Though time has slightly changed his outward appearance, his heartbeat remained the same as legend has it.

To view the complete series, please visit under That Sweet Sound of Music gallery.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Albemarle County Fair (North Garden, VA)

Who doesn’t love a county fair? Or Carnival, as my daughter prefers to call it. It’s a Soul Circus of sorts with contests, amusement rides, livestock and equine tents, agricultural education, beauty pageants, bakeoffs, and several varieties of music ranging from local favorites to up and coming national groups - there is certainly something for everyone! The weather held out for the most part, and the short rainfall wasn’t enough to dampen anyone’s spirits. If you missed it this year, mark your calendars now for next year. Just remember, ladies…the fair is no place for your high heels!

For more images from the Albemarle County Fair, please visit the website at . More in depth galleries from musical highlights will follow soon.