Sutherland Rodeo

PlainSky, Nebraskans: In the Chutes, Sutherland

Young Cowboy,

In the Chutes, Sutherland

I watched this young cowboy for a time while I was shooting the Sutherland Rodeo; he wore a junior rodeo championship buckle, and his boots were worn, so I assumed he wasn’t hot from the drugstore.

But the forlorn, aged look in his eyes, in such contrast with the jubilant rodeo crowds around him, drew me back again and again, tempting me to make an image.