More fabulous Carnevale-goers
I’m really so in awe of all the creativity and playfulness that goes into these costumes. So apologies in advance if I use the word fabulous or something like that one time too many here. Lots of photos today. Here we go.
Remember her — the one on the right below? From two posts ago here (and probably still more of her to come, because she’s pure awesomeness, and because all the photography stars seemed to align correctly both times I ran across her). These two ladies just happened to meet, and it’s spontaneous performance art. Love it.
You mostly can’t pick where you want to place the subjects, and this was the best full body shot I could get, but I want to show how amazing her entire outfit is.
The “behind the scenes”. It’s not always this crazy, but I did get a little taste of what it’s like being a paparazzi . . . constantly on the hunt, scanning the crowd, and jostling with other photographers, though people were all pretty friendly. Sometimes I would try to weave my way in to the front — the very few instances where being small is semi-advantageous, but I usually move on if it’s crazy packed. Fun, but pretty exhausting. Unlikely I’ll be visiting Venice during Carnevale again, but if there’s a next time, I’m definitely learning a few key Italian phrases (plus French, as there were many French celebrants in costumes) so I can yell out things like — “hey beautiful/handsome, look this way please”, or “can you turn ….” Not kidding.
And this is just for any shutterbug out there who happens to find this post while planning your trip, if people give you a business card, it means they want copies of their photos — and will appreciate it if you do send.
With so many pro photographers around, I think it was the first time that I actually had bit of huge lens envy, the better to get rid of distracting backgrounds. I finally figured out on my last day that the pros with their tripods, reflectors etc would usually stake out a few key spots early in the day (though I think the photo below is towards the end of the day). Despite all good intentions, I never made it out early until my last day. Jet lag is my excuse and I’m sticking to it.
I hope you enjoyed this. Till next time.
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