Popphoto: How Did You Get Started In Rodeos?
I was on assignment in Jackson Hole, WY, for my old job as the Mayo Clinic's staff photographer. I had never been to a rodeo before, and thought it was interesting, so I decided to make it a personal project. The next summer I got permission to go behind the scenes. I enjoyed it so much that I worked to attain my Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Photographer card— only about 70 photographers in the U.S. are members. I was still working my day job for the Mayo Clinic, but after retiring I took up rodeos full-time.