Charlotte Pride was a much smaller event back when I was shooting in 2008.

Here’s a shot of me doing the photography thing. I got to be inside the red roped area. Everyone else had to stay outside.

Back in those days, there was no parade and I was the only photographer. Of course, these days, with the ubiquity of smart phones and social media, events are captured and shared real time by the masses. Still, it’s nice when a professional or advanced enthusiast can make artful photos.

Me in 2008