The pride parade celebrates twenty years in Tel Aviv while I celebrate it for the second time only. I never thought I would connect to this kind of event – crowded, in the middle of the Mediterranean heat and full of funny costumes. Last year it was my first parade. I remember going out looking for a girlfriend and because there was no reception in a place with so many people, it was just me and the camera. The camera was a new thing to me so I didn’t know anything about taking pictures so I let myself learn through trial and error.
It has been a year, a year that me and the camera are in an ongoing novel. The camera taught me how to see, I feel as if my head also has a small camera inside. Sometimes I play with it. I play with the focus, with the depth of the field, with the light.
I waited so long to do what I did last year. To document the Tel Avivian Gay Parade.
I am happy that I am part of such a receiving country, such a welcoming city, let’s love everything and everyone.
Let’s just accept a real acceptance.
have you ever been in a gay parade before? what do you think about it?
tell me about it in the comments!
The girl from Tel Aviv