Toronto comes alive in the summertime especially during Caribana, a gigantic Caribbean Carnival & street festival. It is North America’s largest street festival attracting over 2 million people each year. This is definitely a highlight for me because it attracts some of the caribbean soul that I miss from living in Miami. Its the most colorful, electric, joyful celebrations I’ve experienced–and a photographer’s dream.
My friend Virgilia was dancing in the parade with the Zulu Warriors band. She invited me to come out at 7am to photograph the pre-parade preparations. I spent the entire day dancing along with my camera. Here’s a selection of my favorite photos. Along with the parade I photographed portraits with many of the dancers which I will be posting in the days to come.