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Johnathan, the rainbow
Today was the first-ever Charlottesville Pride Festival at Lee Park, and it was quite an event! There were musicians, poets, political activists, drag queens and kings, and lots of folks who just showed up to support the LGBTQ community. I was there both to be a straight ally and to make some portaits, and despite what at first seemed to be insurmountable difficulties — terrible, harsh light, a lack of decent backdrops for portraits, and so on — I managed to make over a dozen portraits. Johnathan was the first one of the day, and it should be easy to see why I wanted to photograph him. The poor guy had people coming up to him non-stop asking to take a photo, and he very kindly obliged each and every one. I didn’t get the chance to talk to him for long, since he was besieged by photographers and I was getting ready to make a portrait of his roommate, but he was extremely gracious.
You can take a look at the official Charlottesville Pride website here: http://cvillepride.org
Lee Park in Charlottesville, VA