Several years ago we took a trip out west to Durango, Colorado. During that trip we were able to photograph a local rodeo. It was definitely a challenge to photograph the many cowboys and cowgirls that ride the unpredictable animals through the arena in the early evening light.
One of the most intriguing parts of the rodeo for me was seeing the kids who participated in the events. It became apparent how deep the roots of this American sub-culture run in the community. It made me cringe a little to see the children ride the animals but all you could see was pure joy on their faces.
I look forward to traveling back out west to continue to capture more rodeo moments and cowboy western culture in future years.
Scroll through the images to see the Durango Tiny Cowboys.