kirby b. johnson photojournal

sixty-four days

Posted in minnesota state fair by kirbybjohnson on June 25, 2009

msf_bench_boy_manEach year at this time, I begin to look forward to the opening of the Minnesota State Fair. Attractions such as the food, the animals and the Grandstand vendors provide memory making opportunities for Fairgoers young and old. The gates are scheduled to open on August 27th at 6:00 am.


3500 Pleasant Ave.

Posted in portrait by kirbybjohnson on June 17, 2009


Ken – –¬†philosopher, painter, resident caretaker, neighbor.

Hwy 59; Halma MN

Posted in landscape by kirbybjohnson on June 13, 2009

halmaA scene that is part of many rural landscapes throughout our country that may conjure romantic fantasies of a distant history. These roadside relics, in my view, need to be remembered. The work and the memories produced in these dignified structures are deserving of respect – – even if it is bestowed while driving by at 60 mph.

Moose Fest

Posted in street scene by kirbybjohnson on June 8, 2009

4 ATV'sFour young men relaxing atop their ATV’s while watching the Moose Fest parade in Karlstad Minnesota. Located in Kittson county, the state’s north-western most county, Karlstad is known as the unofficial “Moose Capital of the World”.

Karlstad Easement

Posted in landscape by kirbybjohnson on June 3, 2009

xpan_kittson fenceAn easterly view near Karlstad Minnesota. This easement provides access for farm equipment to a nearby field.