The Parade Portraits

The Parade Portraits

18th March 2015 // By John Ma // Trending Fun

The passion, pride, and performance of Mardi Gras is encapsulated and personified by its people. In and out of it - watching and playing in it. It is the people that make up the whole thing.

I love photographing humans. The results always astound me. Mardi Gras is my rabbit hole. I won’t ruin this with words. This is all about character, so I’ll let character speak for itself.

JohnMa 01 OldVic

Old Vic © John Ma

 

JohnMa 02 Invaders

Invaders © John Ma

 

JohnMa 03 PomPoms

Pom Poms © John Ma

 

JohnMa 04 BladesOfGlory

Blades of Glory © John Ma

 

JohnMa 05 BangBang

Bang Bang © John Ma

 

JohnMa 06 NoHands

No Hands © John Ma

 

JohnMa 07 Footpath

Footpath © John Ma

 

JohnMa 09 Folks

Folks © John Ma

 

JohnMa 10 Pipes

Pipes © John Ma

 

JohnMa 11 Madame

Madame © John Ma

 

JohnMa 12 Ghosts

Ghosts © John Ma

 

JohnMa 13 Dos

Dos © John Ma

 

JohnMa 14 Gimps

Gimps © John Ma

 

JohnMa 15 Traditions

Traditions © John Ma

 

JohnMa 16 WarPaint

War Paint © John Ma

 

JohnMa 17 Partners

Partners © John Ma

 

JohnMa 18 CrewCut

Crew Cut © John Ma

 

JohnMa 19 Girls

Girls © John Ma

 

JohnMa 20 MardiGras

Mardi Gras © John Ma

 

JohnMa 21 Slip

Slip © John Ma

JohnMa 22 Melodrama

Melodrama © John Ma

 

JohnMa 23 Eve

Eve © John Ma

 

JohnMa 24 78ers

78ers © John Ma

 

JohnMa 25 Pixie

Pixie © John Ma

 

JohnMa 26 Feathers

Feathers © John Ma

 

JohnMa 27 Pink

Pink © John Ma

 

JohnMa 28 Looks

Looks © John Ma

 

JohnMa 29 Pigtails

Pigtails © John Ma

 

JohnMa 30 Umbrella

Umbrella © John Ma

 

JohnMa 31 Shatter

Shatter © John Ma

 

JohnMa 32 Glory

Glory © John Ma

 

JohnMa 33 Sweetness

Sweetness © John Ma

 

JohnMa 34 You

You © John Ma

These portraits represent just a few of the characters from the parade, if you're keen for more, you can check them out here

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