Here are some photos and videos I took of the human animals at the 2014 Dore Alley (Up Your Alley Fair) here in San Francisco.
I was initially worried that I wasn't going to make it back up to San Francisco on time (I had flown down to San Diego the previous week to attend their pride parade), but everything worked out, and I soon found myself at Dore Alley on a perfect San Francisco summer day, dance music in the background, and a lot of leather and bondage making up my foreground.
This was my second foray to the Dore Alley/Up Your Alley fair. Although sometimes touted as a raunchier, more intimate, version of Folsom, I personally found it to be no more or less raunchy. I consider it to be a mini-Folsom, with the only real difference being that most attendees of Dore are locals (from the San Francisco bay area) whereas Folsom does attract many from outside the 7 area codes by the bay.
Dore is always light on ponies, so it's really a treat when you bump into one in the crowd, especially one with such awesome tack:
I'm not sure if he is a pony or just likes a nice comfortable bit gag, but either way I love the bit dangling right there:
I ran into a few human pups throughout the day, but this owner and pup pair really caught my eye (and the wall presented a near perfect background):
Although neither a pony nor a puppy, I'm including this lucky guy if only because I'm a little jealous of the lovely bondage he's in:
Another cool puppy who was nice enough to give a little pose for the photo. I do love the blue tongue:
I couldn't resist snapping a photo of NaughtyColt's tail when his back was turned. I'm totally in love with his gear (most of which he makes himself...how awesome is that!), and his waist belt and tail are no exceptions:
Speaking of taking photos of human animals when their backs are turned, here is an puppy with cool leather mask and chest harness:
No fetish street fair photo collection would be complete until I whipped out my full spectrum converted camera (with infrared pass filter on of course) and snapped a couple photos. I love the dreamy look it gives to skin, and believe me there was a lot of skin showing on Dore's dance area:
One more black and white infrared photo, but this time of the spanking/flogging both at Dore. Again, I really love the dreamy look it imparts to skin:
Another puppy making the rounds at Dore. Beautiful dog mask. I wonder if he did the coloring himself, either way it looks great:
I resolved to attend more pony and leather events for this year, and so far I think I'm doing okay. Admittedly, I could be doing better (I cancelled my trip to Folsom New York because of work), but generally, I feel I've done pretty well. I really enjoy the energy of pride parades and street fairs, and hope to make it out to more of them in the future.