Friday, November 18, 2005

At the Gay Rodeo, Part I: Fans



Spectators in the stands at my most recent gay rodeo. Competitors and crew will be the next entry, followed by shots of the competition.

In posting these, I find I'm so homesick for Texas (a place I've never lived) right now that I could scream. Nothing makes Chicago seem so bleak, uninteresting, and inhospitable as a few days in Dallas surrounded by people like this.

I'm more myself, more relaxed, and more comfortable shooting photos at a rodeo than I am anywhere else doing anything else.














12 comments:

JoVE said...

Those are great photos. Thanks for sharing them. How did you get interested in rodeo, anyway?

Michael said...

You know, I saw somebody at the Rodeo (we were there on Sunday) and thought, "Hey, that looks like Franklin" - but I wasn't sure.

Were you also out at the RoundUp?

Norma said...

Great photos!

marie said...

Loved your photos. Have watched the Gay Rodeo on the Logo channel and really enjoyed it. Wish there was a gay rodeo near me to go watch.

Kat said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to parts 2 and 3.

David said...

The guy in the top photo in the white tank top looks H-O-T. At least from the back.

Thanks!

Sister Sue said...

Awesome shots! Can't wait for more! I feel like they are more than just shots of random folks. I feel like they tell stories. You rock.

June said...

"In posting these, I find I'm so homesick for Texas (a place I've never lived) right now that I could scream."

Yeah, but once there, you'd realize you were in Bush Evangelist Territory (and you'd hasten back to the Windy City).

Looks like a fun time was had! I've never been to a rodeo. The closest event I've attended is a demolition derby... which is quite different, I guess.

Sockbug said...

Were you really here(ish) and I missed it?

Sahara said...

Hey there!

Haven't checked you in a minute.

Dang! Dems some awe-inspirin' pitchers you got der', son. Wunnerful shots of the good ole boys and gals! Yessiree!

I ain't no fan o'Texas, but the rodeo is great!

Kate said...

You know what? You totally rock at this. Now I want to go to a rodeo! And that is not something that ever occured to me before this moment. :-)

You are cool, Franklin.

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