Once again I attended the 23rd Annual May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, PA. I guess I have to explore my inner tree hugger at least once a year. Last year my goal was to photograph the people that attended the festival. This year I’m not sure what my primary goal was be but I sure had fun photographing the event. This year I also captured some simple video as well which is something new and different for me.
Thank you once again to all those who allowed me the honor of sharing a Kodak moment with you. I do wish I’d bumped in to Lucy Wood and gotten a photo of her this year but with luck there’s always next year. I hope to see everyone again again as I snap a few photographs and explore my inner tree hugger. I hope to see you there!
Photos From The May Day Fairie Festival 2014
Video of The Drum Circle
Below is a short video of the drum circle.
A Day in the life of the Red Lion Fire Department is actually a story that was never finished. From November 2010 through July 2011 I worked a long-term editorial documenting the lives of firefighters of the Red Lion Fire Department. The original editorial was to be centered around the line officers and leadership of the department. Unfortunately the story was never finished. My writer developed serious health issues and was unable to finish the job.
Becoming a Volunteer at the Red Lion Fire Department
Despite the fact that the story was never completed or published it was without a doubt one of the best and most profound experiences of my life. In the end it actually led to me joining and becoming a volunteer at the Red Lion Fire Department myself. Even though donating my time as a volunteer is a noble and worthwhile cause there was something exhilarating about making photographs as the firefighters go about their daily lives. Simply put, making photographs is not only what I do but what I do best, excel at and love doing.
Over the eight month period that I rode with and documented the activities of the department I captured photos of everything I possibly could. I photographed their training, community service, emergency calls and life at the firehouse. All in all I capture just over 5000 photos in that eight months. Despite the fact that the editorial was never finished or published it seemed like a waste to not share some of these images and my experience with the world. Since then people have come and gone. Equipment has come and gone and many things have changed a great deal but it’s still nice remembering. With that in mind I would like you to join me as I look back and remember this incredibly rewarding experience.
Photos of Fire Calls
Photos of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Photos of Training
Photos of Life at The Red Lion Fire Department
This was my second year attending the May Day Fairie Festival at Spoutwood Farm in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania. Last year the wife and I went, on the spur of the moment, because we had never been. I ended up getting many decent shots. This year however I went back with a plan. Not only to grab a few shots here and there but I went back with the specific plan of capturing photos of not only the fairie festival but more importantly the people in attendance. More specifically their faces.
Faces of The Fairie Festival
I look forward to going back again for the 2014 festival. After all, who could pass up on such interesting photos.Barry Kidd