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Great Lakes Fright Fest 2011

on June 7, 2011 - 7:56am

I'm back from a weekend spent in Petersburg, Michigan where I attended the Great Lakes Fright Fest.

I'll be sharing photos taken around the park during my visit, but first I thought I'd post ones taken from our little piece of Halloween heaven. I was lucky enough to be invited to stay in the camper belonging to Dave the Dead, a friend and fellow artist; caretaker of The Shadow Farm.

Over the years I've seen many photographs of Dave's work, but I hadn't been fortunate to see any of his large sculptures in person. This weekend not only did I get to see them, I had them outside my front door.

I didn't have my tripod with me (travelling light is always best when crossing the border), but I was still able to snap one or two night shots of a few characters (hopefully Dave will share his own images on his blog since I don't have a proper representation of the entire display).

Everyone who visited our camper was impressed not only with how Dave's figures looked, but also how smoothly they moved.

The funniest moment of the whole weekend happened when a gentleman was talking to Dave about how he recognized one of his props from a forum post, and Dave pointed out he might also know who I am, pointing to me and saying "She's fermous". If I'd been drinking something at the time, I would've done a spit-take.

The people who attended and organized the weekend were friendly, and I enjoyed myself at a make-and-take, but I must admit my favourite moments were sitting with Dave, quietly working on our figures, holding them up to each now and then, breaking the silence with the occasional question on a technique we used to achieve an effect.


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