I’m not the world’s greatest ‘event’ photographer. There’ll be far better pictures that capture the colour of the LGBT Pride parade and characters than I could take. My approach to Leeds Pride 2019 was that of a street photography opportunity, mingling with the crowds and grabbing a few black and white shots.
It’s certainly far easier to do street photography at events like this. Nobody is put out by the sight of a camera and the carnival atmosphere definitely makes photography less stressful. It was nice to be able to walk around with a full-frame camera without the usual looks of suspicion.
The difficulty is getting something slightly different from the thousands of other photographs taken at events like this. Hence the ‘street photography’ approach – that and the fact I’m not that good at anything else.