Wandering 182

It's always great to see different perspectives from fellow photographers! Here is my friend Erika Gentry's thoughts and photographs from the Black Cowboy Annual Parade last Saturday. The San Jose Mercury News also sent a photographer to capture the event. And, here are a few more of my mine.

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Wandering 181

Yesterday, Erika and I were at the Annual Oakland Black Cowboy Parade and Festival. She had mentioned it earlier in the week and I asked if I could come with her. We had so much fun! The parade was very informal that we were able to get close and take photographs as much as we wanted. Everyone was warm and friendly and I felt a real sense of community among them.

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/ ©Stella Kalaw

Oakland Black Cowboy Parade. West Oakland, CA/©Stella Kalaw