Monday, June 30, 2014

NYC Pride 2014

Photographing the NYC Pride 2014

I spent the evening before Pride Day with dear friends. Let's just say that I had a blast. They are, indeed, friends in need.

Today, after spending yesterday, Pride Sunday, in New York City, I can feel it, all of it, in my bones and muscles. But it was worth it. I got to reconnect and spend some time with great more friends and people I admire very much. And I got to photograph quite a lot.

Weather was superb, with some spots in the shade, where I could park myself now and then, to photograph. I'd like to share with you a few of the images. More to come, for sure.

Volunteers help setting up the balloons before the beginning of the March. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Volunteers help setting up the balloons before the beginning of the March. B&W Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

 I noticed this bottle of Banana Boat sunscreen on a table, under a volunteer tent. It just happened that the t-shirts available on the neighbor table were also orange. And while Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) was one of the Marshals, well...let's just say that the orange was the color of the day.
Walker dressed in white feathers ready to march in NYC Pride 2014.
White Feathers. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Over the many years of my photographing the Pride parade (the March), I've noticed fewer and fewer awesome outfits. It's sad for me to say this, but that's my observation. This guy (above) with his hair dyed white and humongous white feathers on his back was the exception, yesterday. I had to take a picture. 

When night came, Manhattan turned on its rainbow colors.

Manhattan cityscape with Empire State Building in  rainbow colors for Pride Day NYC, 2014. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
Empire State Building turns on its rainbow colors for Pride Day NYC, 2014. Photo by Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.
More pictures to come soon. Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Alina Oswald
Writer/Photographer/Author