Sylvia Tosun – Night of a Thousand Gowns

Sylvia Tosun

It was  the 25th annual Night of a Thousand Gowns where The Imperial Court of New York  celebrated 25 years of fun and fundraising led by the  current monarchs, Emperor XIX Jack and Empress XXIV Farrah Moans.

The Court has gained recognition in the New York City region for the  work it has done on behalf of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Besides the big hair, bigger jewels, the regal attire, the glitz and glamour is how they  have fun, and while they are at it, they  give time and energy to raising money for their  beneficiaries.

I was invited by Sylvia Tosun, of  Sea to Sun Recordings who was performing, and she was amazing. She looked beautiful and her voice enchanted everyone in the room. It was a pleasure to take some photographs for her…

I thought – tonight I am in Times Square , photographing at an  amazing tribal festival and soon I will be on the other side of the world  in rural China at another colorful tribal festival.

In my travels , I am always looking at what is different and what is the same…

Colorful celebrations happen all over the world !

Sylvia Tosun

Sylvia Tosun

The Imperial Court

Sylvia Tosun