The fact that I have never been to a rodeo and I grew up in Charlotte is quite unusual, so when my bullfighter friend invited me up to Traverse City I jumped at the chance. Camera in hand I set out to capture this new experience with a ‘street photographer-esque’ point of view. By the time the rodeo was over I realized I had been so taken aback by the beauty of these very large and intimidatingly beautiful animals and the wonderful onlookers, that I had taken only a dozen images. I am determined to make it back to another this summer and bring you more of this new joy of mine, but for now here is a little glimpse.
Jesslyn: My oldest sister. Beautifully compassionate and better with words than anyone I know. Elliot my one and only nephew (for now). He does this with everything. Grass, sand, plants, dirt, water. He loves the earth. Kari: Sister # 2. She is secretly fiesty and has a heart big enough to change the whole world. I do exist. My Momma: She is absolutely stunning in every way. A wonderful mother, grandmother and teacher of life. Her strength is complimented with a willing vulnerability that has taught me how to be both tough and compassionate. Jesslyn & Nephew # 2!A tired boy and his lovely Auntie Kari