My uncle was recently treated to a surprise birthday masquerade. We had fun!
On Thursday, September 3, 2015, I attended Step Afrika’s “Brown Bag Lunchtime Performance” at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery, located at 702 8th Street, Northwest, in Ward 2 of DC. It is part of a tour of all eight wards of Washington that kicks off the 2015-2016 performance season. My friend and honorary member of Gamma Xi Phi Christopher Brient was performing and I wanted to surprise him. I also got to see my Alpha Phi Alpha brother, founder of Step Afrika C. Brian Williams. I was just taking photos for personal use, but then I met John Stoltenberg, an arts journalist, and I agreed to share some of the shots with him. Overall, I was pleased with how they turned out. I do prefer my longer lens (200mm)–I guess I’m just a sucker for extreme closeups.
I was recently asked to sub for another photographer who had become unavailable for my friend’s gala celebrating her 40th birthday. What a great time we had! There was a little of America, the Caribbean, and Africa, in the attendees as well as the food and music. This event reaffirmed my love for event photography.
Since I wasn’t able to give my cousin a baby shower gift, I offered my photography services to her. I enjoy taking pictures of that side of my family!