This is a story about cowboy culture. About a special kind of people, that live the lives of real cowboys, that I personally didn't think existed anymore. But as it turns out, there is plenty around.
I became friends with and photographed boys and men in Odessa and Gardendale, Texas. Most of them are students at the Odessa College Rodeo Program, some are coaches, and some are regular cowboys.
I ended up living with Shawn Hogg, whom I introduce at the beginning of the series. He was kind enough to let me into his life, and I started photographing him and his family, and he ended up being the main character in my story. Therefore, a lot of credit for making this story happen has to go to him and his wife Amber, for letting me into their lives.