Friends, family and fans gathered to celebrate the life of Candida Royalle on November 22, 2015 at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. Included among them was Efrain Gonzalez who has been photographing erotic sub-cultures such as the BDSM community at New York’s Hellfire Club for over 30 years. Efrain shared his photos of Candida’s memorial with us, along with some of his favorite photos of Candida.
As Candida told us in her 2014 interview with The Rialto Report, “There’s no time to waste. Whatever it is you want to do, do it now. It isn’t going to be easy – but that doesn’t ever stop me. There’s only one Candida Royalle, that’s for sure. It’s really been a colorful life indeed.”
Photos from Candida Royalle’s Tribute Event
Robin Leonardi, daughter of Gloria Leonard
Rick Savage (right)
Efrain Gonzalez‘ favorite pictures of Candida Royalle
Your photographer Efrain Gonzalez