I have no more words left, following this afternoon’s news.
Continuing my series of old Pride photos from 2004, to mark events in Orlando this week, this is a photograph of gay police officers who were taking part in the march that day.
Following on from my post yesterday, I will be featuring an image from my London Pride archive every day this week, in response to the mass murder of innocent people at a gay club in Orlando.
I chose today’s image and title – No ifs, no buts – to counteract some of the stories already appearing in the media about the motivation of the killer.
Recently, I had been looking back through my archive at the photos I took at the start of the Pride parade in London in 2004. It was such a wonderful morning. Everyone was in such high spirits and so open to having their photographs taken.
In light of the terrible news coming out of Orlando today, I have decided to publish a photography from my Pride archive every day this week. I know it’s not much, in the face of the senseless tragedy that has occurred there, but I just want to do something to counteract the hatred that can exist in the world.
The rain continued overnight, so I decided to start my day with some more macro photography.
We’ve had a really tremendous thunder storm today (by London standards, at least). The air became increasingly muggy from about 2pm and then, an hour or so later, the lightning started. The storm was directly overhead and the flashes of light and claps of thunder were quite intense.