Monday, 20 February 2012

The vampires of Venice

My friends and I in San Marco

As I walk around I just keep wondering what drives people to dress up like this. It is not the need to hide something, because what people actually want is to be photographed the more pictures the better.
Jacqui looking stunning

Dressing down
Before coming to Venice I thought people dress up to hide something, but I guess this is more an opportunity for something to come out. Here, the shy become camera hungry and behind the mask and new person comes out feeding on the flashes and the admiration of those that pass by. It is the socially acceptable side of what drag queens talk about, the need to be admired or talked about.

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