How could I pass up the opportunity to photograph these three young women dressed in vibrantly stunning colors? It wasn’t easy to get the shot. I saw them speaking to an adult near one of the fair’s entrance gates. They began walking away before I arrived, though. I felt obligated to get permission from the adult before approaching the girls … and I did. But by the time I thanked the woman, the girls were far away on a very crowded promenade. Their colors helped me keep them in sight but they were halfway across the fairgrounds by the time I reached them. Oh, but it was worth it! They were very courteous during our short photo shoot and happy to show their beautiful dresses. But I detained them less than a minute. This dance troupe had an appointment with a Fiestas Patrias stage in 35 minutes.
(State Fair in Puyallup, September 2014)