My wife and I took our daughter to the circus several times when she was younger, but none of us really enjoyed it—it was loud with the daredevil motorcycle roaring around in the sphere of death, the other acts were either trying too hard or not enough. Finally our daughter said 'thanks anyway' and chose not to go back.
But an act like the poster below would have enticed us I'm sure. That looks like fun, complete with a 'gorgeous pyrotechnic display'.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.