I ended up armed with my iPhone and just enough courage to start the project with this first picture. After being a bit afraid to approach her, I finally just went up, got permission, and took this photo:
Jackie is part of a samba dance troupe that was near my contingent at the San Francisco Pride parade. Along with her troupe members, they DANCED the entire parade route.
I love her makeup, the fiery colors of her plumes, and that little nose ring. Her makeup is put on for show... for a parade!
Thank you, Jackie, my first stranger model, for allowing me to photograph you for the project!