These images were taken at Notting Hill carnival in 2013, it was my second time attending the carnival and I wanted to take some photographs of the performers when they werent necessarily performing. Due to the heat and the energy of the carnival it was not uncommon to see performers taking breaks throughout the day to the side of the carnival route. I decided to capture what i could whilst also enjoying the day and this is what i came out with.

a woman in carnival outfit yawning two girls in carnival outfit looking tired a woman in carnival outfit resting against wall two women in carnival outfits sitting on a float carnival attendee hanging off the back of a truck