Youth Rodeo Project
The youth rodeo is an ongoing photography project that I work on when time allows. There have been a lot of other imitators over the last eight years, which is always the sincerest form of flattery. I have been woking on this project since 2006, and like to give it a breather so that every time I go back there’s a new crop of kids who weren’t there the previous year.
It is interesting to see tiny dramas play out right before your eyes. Fear, anticipation, victory and defeat … all wrapped in small packages and condensed moments. I know I have witnessed moments that these little cowboys and cowgirls will remember forever. Their innocence about the moment is sometimes offset by parents intensity about the event.