Fun Portraits at the Fair

August 27, 2017 Travis Dewitz

2017 Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Every year at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair, I try to do something different from the previous year and this year was no exception. This year I decided to give all the food vendors some love. I pulled them out from their food trucks and trailers and had fun doing some portraits with them. Many took the opportunity to showcase some of their edible offerings while the owner of Libby’s Softserve ended up wearing an ice cream beard courtesy of her employees. It is all about having fun at the fair! I didn’t stop with the food vendors, I love taking portraits of all the fairgoers having fun with their friends or families. I believe fairs have the unique ability to showcase a cross-section of our culture at that moment in time.

More to come from this years fair including a few concerts, other shows, bull riding, and the 4H & FFA shows and activities.


travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographTravis Dewitz is a remarkable photographer in the Chippewa Valley. He is well known for photographing local sceneries, landmarks, venues, buildings and people in various and ingenious ways. Though you may not know him personally, his work provides a unique foundation of our local community and his photographs are unmistakable. Dewitz’s pictures are an impressive feat and preserve a moment; long after our travels are over, and our memories faded, photos are what remind us of the adventures we had and the connections to the people we met. Learn More About Him Here | Buy His Book Here


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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.