Kids and Carnivals: A perfect combination

Photo by Doug Thompson

Photo by Doug Thompson

Put a kid in a carnival or fair and you’ve got the perfect combination for photography, says Capitol Hill Blue photographer. “Let’s face it,” he says. “We all loved to go to carnivals when we were kids and a carnival or fair will bring out the kid in all of us.” These two young men were caught at a carnival recently in East St. Louis, Illinois, an-economically-depressed city across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. East St. Louis’ economy has been revitalized by an unlikely savior – a riverboat gambling casino that has brought jobs and hope back to the area.