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Royalty of 2008 Carnaval San Francisco

I have always enjoyed photographing San Francisco Carnaval. I remember back in 1993 when I had just arrived in SF after travelling for around thirty-two hours. I got to my hotel room and opened the television and there it was, the Carnaval parade in full regalia. I resolved to go to the parade next year and have been photographing the parade ever since almost every year. This year is the 30th anniversary of San Francisco Carnaval.

Last night, I was at 1015 Folsom in San Francisco to photograph the Carnaval King and Queen contest. It turned out that the format had been changed this year and we would only see the finalists of a preliminary competition held earlier. Wish I knew earlier. :)

Everett and Kellita of Hot Pink Feathers were crowned King and Queen of San Francisco Carnaval 2008 after a scintillating performance. Here are some portraits of Everett and Kellita from the event. More may be seen in my Carnaval galleries to be updated sometime this week.

Everett all smiles: “what a feeling to be the king”…


the bubbly, energetic queen Kellita with a big smile…


Posing for a portrait after the crowning…


Savoring the moment…


All hail the king and queen…



My congratulations to Everett and Kellita, the new royalty of Carnaval!