RE: Jan. 15th, 2011

My first gay circuit-party was a Seven Deadly Sins-themed event at Neumos where it was all men, almost everyone with shirts off - definitely new territory for me. I did what Shaun had suggested and just approached people and said, "Hey, let's take a picture for Seattle Gay News." Using a borrowed external flash for the first time, ended up capturing some fun moments. Back at the SGN's offices, George and Shaun basically reacted with, "Holy moly, you're an event photographer! We're going to send you to parties to take pictures and post them to Facebook." They were excited and gave the images a full-page spread in the print edition, and their excitement gave me the confidence I needed. And the Facebook page, with around 1,800 followers at the time, would be a pretty great outlet to run with.