West Columbia's River District is blossoming and exciting times are ahead. An often quirky and fun crowd gathered yesterday along State and Meeting Street for the West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day and the Jasper Project Artisan Fairway. I photographed this event last year and was pleased to be asked to photograph it this year. The combination of kinetic floats, soap box racing, arts, and food made for a fun and photogenic day. Be sure to visit this fledgling community-centered event as it is destined to grow increasingly popular each year. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured.
West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day 2019A young boy in his Batman themed soap box racer hits a pile of Adluh cornmeal at the finish line.
West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day 2019Andy Martin leaves the starting line in his reclining chair soap box racer.
West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day 2019A young girl dismounts her soap box racer and gazes uphill at the starting line. West Columbia Kinetic Derby 2019A young girl approaches the finish line in her airplane themed soap box racer.
Jasper Project Artisan FairwayAerial silk performance by Lunatrix Arts in West Columbia, SC.
West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day 2019A young girl picks up speed in her soap box racer.
West Columbia Kinetic Derby Day 2019Andy Martin hits a pile of Adluh corn meal at the finish line in his armchair racer.