I had my Photo Booth again for more street photography, Clarkston photographer again at the Taste of Clarkston 2018. This is the 6th or 7th consecutive year I have been in the parking lot of the Clarkston News with my “tribute to Irving Penn” photo booth and background. For each subject I ask that they make a donation to a local charity. The local charity was DRAW Bucket this year. We raised $63. A bit lower than most years, but every little bit helps.
The background is a couple of sheets of 4 x 8 luan that I painted years ago. With a couple of moves and in and out of storage, the backgrounds are getting a little beat up. I don’t really see many of the markings in the final images and I really like the consistency of having the same background year to year.
The Taste of Clarkston is an annual event host by the Clarkston Chamber of Commerce and is held on Main Street right downtown. There are dozens of local food tents with a wide variety of reasonably priced food and drink. There is a beer and wine tent at each end of downtown. The Lions even have a mobile TV with the Lions game showing, I share the parking lot with them.
I have a handful off people that return every year. Some tell me they use the images for greeting cards. Whenever I see someone I know I ask them to come in for a quick shot. I write down their file number, they email me that number and I send them their images. Towards the end of the day the crowd gets a little thinner, so this year I tried to get as many dogs and owners as I could. I also try and cover as many volunteers and other helping out.