This past weekend was Folsom Street Fair. It’s an annual BDSM and leather subculture fair with fundraising events, parties, exhibitors (crafts, art, pornography, etc.), music, and general mayhem. For a consistent event like this, it’s increasingly difficult to come up with fresh ideas or photograph unique scenes. For me, it was a chance to get back into the street portrait mindset. Difficult for me, maybe moreso than it needs to be, but it is what it is. To those that frequent the fair, it’s a chance to explore, share, and exhibit fetish and sexuality in a public environment.
These images taken with a Crown Graphic. TMAX100 at 100, Rodinal 1+50 for 13 minutes. Negative scan, invert, trim, adjust levels, resize.