I got to shoot my first PrideFest on Saturday, and I think it was one of my favorite assignments this summer so far. My boss told me to try to stay away from the typical stereotypical images, and I had a lot of fun trying to do to that. The environment was so great, and I really enjoyed talking to the people there. So here are a few from the fest:
And then I shot the trike races, which was also pretty fun.
I was sent to Allison Hill, the worst part of town, to photograph offenders cleaning up the streets...that was quite an experience.
I had to take a portrait of the man below in his garden for a story about him retiring at the end of this year. After talking to him for a while, I found out that he takes care of his grandchildren a lot because his kids work odd hours in the ER. He said he's looking forward to spending more time with them. So I asked if I could hang out with him and his grandkids for a bit, and I came back with this. (I also took the garden pictures, just in case.) I know it's a bit cheesy, but for some reason I really like this picture.
And then here's a picture from a story about a church restoring it's 100-year-old stain glass windows. I was getting ready to leave after shooting the workers and I took one last look inside the church, and I looked up, and one of the workers was standing in the window, and it reminded me of Jesus on the cross.
Let me know what you think!!