If you’ve spent more than five minutes looking at my photographs, you already know I almost never photograph people. But sometimes, I can tell that it’s time to break my own rule. Like this one right here, with those two official-looking people watching that trio hurrying toward one of the last rodeos that would ever happen in this particular building.
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