I was lucky enough to get some commercial work at Pride this year, and have been given permission to share non client photos of which there are many.
I was very encouraged by the whole thing, with over a million visitors sharing in the good feeling. I never knew quite how diverse the attendance is, and how young so many of the visitors are. Do please investigate the photo in the full album link below to see the range of support for basic human rights. Sharing here a few of my favourites with explanations.
So the above picture was interesting for me as I was stood next to these guys for over an hour, and for most of that time I was wondering what all the pink things were before they coalesced into this great message moments before the marching began.
My favourite portrait of the day goes to this man. Amidst the whooping and cheering as the buses and marching groups headed to Trafalgar Square, there was this face, calm, relaxed, and genuinely soaking up the good feeling with no need to express it beyond his look of contentment. If you can’t read the bottom of his T-shirt it says GET OVER IT.
It is a fact that wherever you go where there are lots of people, like Pride, or a festival, or a concert, the people working there, paid or unpaid, are there because they love the event. I was very impressed with the Stewards, and the individual Stewards attached to groups. They went a long way to helping the festivities, informing on their particular cause (read the T-shirts) and adding to the whole atmosphere.
These dudes made me laugh (they were promoting an erotic show I think). The crowd did love them.
This gentleman had exquisite shoes
See if you can find his portrait in the album
And finally, even the red arrows made an appearance, no one told me but managed to catch it.
Full Album Link without Logo versions available for free, just select buy to look at free licences.