Up next - Limited Edition 1 of 25

United States

Size: 27 H x 18 W x 0.1 in

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Art Description

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

In my earlier career I was a designer, so in many of my images those sensibilities carry over. The leading lines of this image create natural motion. The exaggerated perspective of the fencing pushes the riders forward. The perfect non-symmetrical formation with the lead rider kicking his horse forward. And the white hats draw us in.

I sometimes look at my photos a short movies, each with a simple story. The lead rider is most definitely saying “Let’s do this boys”

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 riders become a story we can place ourselves into.

“Up next” is part of my “White Hat” series which 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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Keywords: Rodeo, Saddles, West, Western, Texas, Cowboys, Horses

Subjects: Sport

Styles: Conceptual, Fine Art, Modern, Folk

Mediums: Digital, Black & White, Photography

Materials: Paper

Prints: Sport Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Folk Art Prints, Digital Art Prints, Black & White Art Prints, Photography Art Prints, Paper Art Prints