Carnival Shoot in Valparaiso, IN

After months of planning and preparation, production began on the Carnival (Midway) Project. The first shoot took place July 27-29, 2009 at the Porter County Fair in Valparaiso, IN. I shot footage of people riding the Feuerball (Fireball) and the Starship Area 51 (also known as the Gravitron). Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of the Fair and stills from the Feuerball.

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3 Responses

  1. Mikey Thomas says:

    Aaron:

    How did you keep the bumper cars from wacking-off your camera?!

  2. admin says:

    Funny story, it didn’t work.

  3. Ed Luna says:

    Aaron, I now share your fascination with state fairs. I went to the Ohio State Fair twice last year (2010) and did a lot of photos there. Everything looks so magical at a fair, but it is still rooted in this weirdly mundane reality of average people in their summer shorts, eating really bad food. Looking at this project, it gets me thinking that I should visit a series of fairs this year, and make a project out of it. It’s nice to know you’ve stayed so active in the arts. Thank you for the inspiration.

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Aaron Henderson’s videos and installations examine the ways that humans move. Recent projects examine the personal, cultural and political ramifications of all action, from intimate gestures to displays of super-human acrobatics.

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