St. John carnival carnival is one of my favorite carnivals to photograph. It’s intimate atmosphere allows for personal street portrait photography. The vivid colors and different textures add to the excitement of all of the dancing and caribbean music. Troops from St. John, St. Thomas as well as other places like Puerto Rico vie for the best costumes. Considerations are not just limited to costumes, organization, movement and presentation are all considered in the judges final decision. Normally, the contest is between the Westin resort and Caneel Bay resort.
It is normal to run into people from all over the Caribbean, US and other parts of the world. Everyone is laughing, dancing and just having a great time. The mood is always festive and fun. But more importantly, it is family friendly. Kids from all sizes partake in the fun, food and festivities. It my main reason that I like it for street portrait photography. So many subjects in such a small place. Really wish you could have been here. Enjoy the images. LL