I recently had the pleasure of photographing LA's Pride festival for their marketing department for the third year. While walking the grounds, I was standing on the walkway just looking around when I saw this guy walking towards me in the crowd. All he had on was a thin pair of black cotton briefs, his body covered with brash strokes of gold paint. He was alone and started walking towards me with a beauty and grace that was undeniable. While this was a performance, I got the feeling that he was performing just for himself, not the audience. I remember thinking, this is what pride looks like.