Appleby Horse Fair 2012

Having visited Horden Horse Fair last year, this year I succumbed to peer pressure by visiting Appleby Horse Fair for the first time. I was somewhat reticent as it has become a bit of a Mecca for club photographers. Whether or not my photographs do it justice it was a rewarding day for me. I’ll certainly be back!

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  1. Catherine Banks June 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    I’ve been used to seeing those older b+w images and it’s a totally different experience seeing everything in colour. The b+w images seem to make the travellers more in a world apart whereas here, if it wasn’t for the vans, they just look like anyone else spending time with horses and people at a special kind of fair.

  2. Rob Birrell June 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    Thanks for the comment Catherine. I agonised about converting them to B&W which I’d undoubtedly have liked however, as you have aluded to, this wouldn’t have been a true depiction of the people and the event.

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