Today was the 19th consecutive MCQP party. An annual affair in Cape Town that began in 1994, it was initially started as a themed costume party meant to celebrate South African's news constitution and its acknowledgement of Gay rights. Every year the dress-up theme is different, this year the theme was 'fairytale fantasy'.
This was the third time that I photographed this event, but this time I was not photographing the event with the intention of keeping a picture editor happy so that one of the pictures could be used in the newspaper, which meant that I could shoot the event in whichever way I wanted to.
So this time I chose not to use very short focal lengths, and I chose not to include colour. The previous times I shot everything wide and left it in colour and also used very short shutter speeds. I like breaking away from the norm.