'This was taken in 2013. I've been going to Carnival religiously since I was a kid. My mum's Trinidadian so I feel like it's a bit of our cultural heritage. I used to go to the soundsystems, but five years ago I started playing mas - getting dressed up and dancing behind a truck - with Arawak Mas Band. The year I started, this couple told me I hid behind the camera the whole time. I hadn't stopped drinking, so I think I just hadn't worked out what to do with my hands yet! I love this picture of them ignoring me. It makes me think of that conversation and how grateful I am for their honesty. And it reminds me not to hide behind the camera!'
Maria Brosnan, events and environmental photographer