I shot my first rodeo a few weeks ago. The experience was pretty exhilarating, if I’m being honest. I can see why so many people gravitate toward the event and rodeo/cowboy culture in general. I was pretty limited in my ability to move around the stadium and distracted by my three-year-old son, but for the most part I had a blast and really enjoyed myself and my product. I look forward to getting out to another rodeo (just so I can say “this isn’t my first rodeo” to some stranger who will look at me with pity and disgust before wordlessly moving on to his or her nachos or hot dog) in the future and perhaps being given a bit greater room to move and maybe even exclusive access. Check out the full gallery of my images at www.djmphoto.com.