Don't get me wrong I love the action! The rodeo is built on action, but underneath all that crazy roping, bucking and horse racing is the granite like strength and grit of the people who participate in the rodeo. So that brings me to this point; I don't go to the rodeo to photograph action.
I am at the rodeo to shoot portraits. The action is just "frosting" as I like to say. If you want "steak" it's in the faces of the men, women and children who make up this most American tradition. So with no further ado here are some portraits.