State Fair

State Fair

Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals. We think they are pretty special, too. Enjoy!

State Fair

Portraits of character from the California State Fair

Sacramento Bee senior photographer Manny Crisostomo found motivation through his new camera - a Leica Monochrome digital rangefinder camera with a black and white sensor - and headed for the California State Fair the day before it opened. Once there, he was inspired by the characters he found who personified the fair. He captured portraits throughout the fair of workers, performers, fair-goers and animals. We think they are pretty special, too. Enjoy!

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