It could be that we’re stuck in a South by Southwest hangover almost two full months later. It could be that at least one of us has an insatiable love of belt buckles. Maybe I’ve been watching too much late-night ESPN2. Or maybe Jeff Huehn just made a killer book about rodeos and we’re compelled to feature 2008 South Texas Ranch Rodeo Finals as our Book of the Week.
Jeff’s no rodeo book rookie – two years ago he brought us Ring of Fire Ranch Rodeo 2006 – and based on the content on his website, he usually has at least one rodeo project underway. The images in his latest book capture the essence of rodeo well – there is plenty of lasso roping (lariating?), horseback riding, chap wearing, and other authentic cowboy action. In my favorite shot it appears that one cowboy is holding a beer in one hand while wrangling a steer. And he’s not spilling a drop.
We can respect that.
Thanks Jeff, for capturing rodeos in all their glory, and for letting us help you bring it all to life in books.