The night roper - Limited Edition of 25 Photograph by Harry Kerker

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Photography: Digital, Black & White, Photography on Paper.

The Night Roper was the first of my stylized rodeo images, which became my White Hat series.

I feel this image brings out the artistry of rodeo, which is not normally seen in traditional sport imagery. The use of strong light and shadow reinforces an abstract quality of fluidity, shape and form. The unknown rider becomes a story we can place ourselves into.

The White Hat series was the manifestation of a little luck and not having the right equipment. I had never photographed a rodeo and didn’t have the correct equipment to shoot fast moving broncs and bull riders at night. I had pretty much given up on photography for the night and climbed high up on the review stand for a better view of the action. The back of the review stand overlooked the holding area for the upcoming contestants. This back stage area was removed from the crowd, lit by dim spots and filled with cowboys preparing for their rides. What resulted were these powerful, grainy, black and whites, each with a story of their own.

These images are orthochromatic in nature with a contemporary modern quality.

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The night roper - Limited Edition of 25

Harry Kerker

United States


Size: 36 W x 24 H x 0.1 in

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