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Bringing the colorful world of carnivals to film, photographer Roger Vail captures extraordinary long exposure shots of the rides at night. The bright glow of the rides against the dark sky casts a kaleidoscopic projection, looking eerily futuristic.

“There was no initial inspiration, just an experiment. I went to a carnival to shoot the facades. While there I decided to see what would happen if I made a time exposure of the Ferris wheel. First sight of the negative was thrilling so I decided to make more. Most of the fun was in not knowing what the end result would look like.”

He allows the viewer to experience the flux of the ride in a single scene, rendering both the atmosphere of the night and the energy of his subject, against the recognizable background of the state fair. His work is currently on display at Joseph Bellows Gallery in California until 22nd August.






[via junk culture]

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Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60’s, Tom developed a strong desire to create positive change for people and planet.


He went on to pursue his passion for art and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and worked for design firms in Southern California before moving to Boise, Idaho in the early 80’s. Foerstel Design opened its doors in 1985. Since its inception, the firm has cultivated a bold, happy, forward-looking team focussed on creating distinct and effective work on behalf of their clients.


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One of Tom’s proudest personal achievements is his ability to say Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious backwards.