He’s a quiet man. He awaits his turn atop his very best friend. They cut a statuesque pose together, cowboy and horse. He’s a quiet man. He and his friend.
“Quiet man” is part of the “White Hats” series. I had never photographed a rodeo and didn’t have the correct equipment to shoot fast moving horses and bull riders at night. I had thrown in the towel for the night and climbed high up on the review stand for a better view of the action. I happened to glance off the back of the review stand that overlooked the contestants holding area. It was lit by dim spotlights and filled with cowboys and their horses preparing for their rides. What resulted were these powerful, grainy, black and whites, a reward for keeping my eyes open.