The DeKalb County Democratic Party opened its doors during the Fort Payne Block Party, Halloween edition. These people came in off the street for me to photograph.
Thanks to everyone who participated. You can download a color version for free — or find your child’s photo if you don’t see it here.
I’ve always had a fascination with oddities and capturing those precise moments when a portrait transcends a mere capture of a person’s likeness.
I imagine archeologists studying these photos in a hundred years and wonder what they will say about our culture at this particular time in history.
So many of these characters that are the basis for these costumes may be long forgotten to the pop culture graveyard. By then, the smallest of these children may be in Assisted Living celebrating their centennial birthdays.
These are some monotone edits exploring the light and shadow upon their costumes without the distraction of saturated colors.
I hope everyone had a safe, fun Halloween.
This is a fun time of year. In the thick of college football, a refreshing coolness in the air. You couldn’t really feel it at this block party, though. I wore a t-shirt!
This event was actually moved up because of the approaching storm front. It rained for three days after this, including Halloween night. Not a little rain, A LOT! In fact, I probably need to get my butt up to the waterfalls in a bit. With a heavy coat, since it got cold!
My sincere thanks to the DeKalb County Democratic Club for letting us use your new headquarters on Gault Avenue in Fort Payne. I’m sure these families appreciate it.
You can learn more about the local Democrats and their 2020 candidates.
Special thanks to Tobey and Karole for helping me get peoples’ emails and move things along.
Thanks to everyone who participated.