Covering Summer Festivals

© Matthew Jonas 2010/Evergreen Newspapers 2010

As a photojournalist working for a group of small circulation weekly papers, I cover a lot of festivals from May to September. I think I am crossing into the double digits of festival coverage after this weekend. Fortunately the summer festival season is coming to an end. I was just about to resort to the face painting photo (small paper PJs know what I am talking about) when I saw this “game” above. I’m not really sure if it was an actual game but it did cost 3 tickets. The way it worked was one person stands in the opening and the other whips water soaked sponges at that person’s face. That’s it. Interesting “game.” Good photo op.