Monthly Archives: April 2019

Behind the Legion Post

No surprise here: I walked around the back of the American Legion to see whatever I could see. And I found a little array of chairs and a nice tree shadow. It was worth the 142* extra steps.

Alpine, Texas
photographed 12.23.2018

*Estimated amount. I actually have no idea.

Your guess is as good as mine

Yes, well, I don’t have any idea what the hell all this means.

Colorado City, Texas
photographed 3.18.2018

It didn’t look that lucky

Some sort of a gameroom, holding down a corner. Evidently, they no longer provide a sweepstakes, as that’s been (sort of) edited out.

Actually, they no longer provide anything: it’s out of business. A man from the house next door came over to see if I was interested in purchasing the building. He looked very confused when I said that I just wanted to photograph the place. I get that a lot.

San Angelo, Texas
photographed 11.24.2018

That guy is crazy

Are you confused by this little run of rodeo photos? Are you wondering if my blog has been hacked? What happened to all the derelict buildings I usually photograph?

I’m a little confused by it, too.

Here’s the thing: for the past 10 months, I’ve been working on a project documenting the end of our local auditorium/coliseum facility, which will be demolished before the end of the summer. The rodeo was the last-ever event in the coliseum, so of course I was there. The project, titled “Years of Dreaming,” will debut in August, at a show here in Lubbock. Watch the blog for more information on that.

Another thing that I am confused about is freestyle bullfighting, pictured here, where apparently a man tries to earn points by getting into the ring with a bull. “Crazy” hardly covers it. Maybe “batshit crazy” gets a little closer. Also, the term badass has been used to describe the sport.

Anyway, starting tomorrow, back to the usual stuff.

ABC Pro Rodeo
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.5.2019

There usually is a lone wolf

In any given crowd, there’s probably going to be at least one lone wolf. It was nice of this gentleman to self-identify: it saved us all some time.

ABC Pro Rodeo
Lubbock, Texas
photographed 4.5.2019

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