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The Zipper Ride at the Rodeo de Santa Fe carnival on a rainy dreary day. The carny looks at me when I take the picture.


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The Zipper Ride #1

When I was a kid first getting into photography, someone gave me a stack of Popular Photography magazines that were a couple months old at the time. This was in the mid 80’s when I was about 11-12 years old. One of them had, on the cover, a photo of a carnival ride called The Zipper. It was shot at night, with the ride in motion, using a long time exposure so that the lit-up sign was sharp and the ride formed a round blur of light behind the sign. I thought that it was the coolest picture I had ever seen.

All the years after that I never saw a real Zipper ride, until I moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The zipper has come to town a couple times with different carnival companies. This one was at the Rodeo de Santa Fe 2007 carnival.

Summer 2007




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SKU Print Size Framed or Unframed Price Qty.
rodeo2007-6-small-unframed 6x9 inch Unframed $200.00
rodeo2007-6-small-framed 6x9 inch Framed $325.00
rodeo2007-6-medium-unframed 10x15 inch Unframed $350.00
rodeo2007-6-medium-framed 10x15 inch Framed $475.00
rodeo2007-6-large-unframed 14x21 inch Unframed $500.00
rodeo2007-6-large-framed 14x21 inch Framed $700.00






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by Christopher Crawford

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Fine art photographer christopher crawford holding a framed photograph of a carnival ride called the zipper

This is an 11x14 print of The Zipper carnival ride,
matted and framed for a collector in New York who had purchased it.



Framed photograph of a red barn with a basketball hoop


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