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Wild Horses of the West-Oregon-Utah-Nevada-Arizona

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe No Comments

Several years ago, I stumbled across an article about wild horses in the United States. I found myself shocked simply by their existence: knowing there are thousands of wild horses roaming almost every state in the Western US. Intrigued, I set out with my wife, Anna Schell, and headed up to Cedarville, CA, on the CA/NV border to see some of the wild horses and document an official Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “round up” of the animals, which they frequently orchestrate for population control. Ever since that experience, I have continued to be fascinated by the wild horse phenomenon. Which is why, this past summer, I spent several weeks seeking out wild horses in Utah, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon.

Check out more pics here from past visits to the wild horses. Thanks

America through the Eyes of the Rodeo

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Joe 1 Comment

I have always been drawn to cowboy culture and all of the gritty romanticism that comes with it. In researching rodeos to potentially photograph, I discovered a variety of themed rodeos that appeal to a diverse range of people. Which surprised me. I never knew how many types of rodeos are out there. In the past four years, I have attended a gay rodeo in the South Bay Area, an all black rodeo in Oakland, a Native American rodeo in Round Rock Arizona and several other rodeos in California, Oregon and Washington.

Through photographing these rodeos, I began to realize that rodeo culture in the US is much more diverse and farther reaching than I originally thought. It has been a real pleasure learning more about it. Here is a selection of photos from my ongoing rodeo project. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for taking a look.