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 I grew up in Lithuania.  We knew nothing about the American Wild West.. Occasionally we saw a cheesy Hollywood movie featuring fights between cowboys and native americans.   I now live in Oregon. I wanted to learn more about American cowboys. I decided to photograph Rodeo's; a behind-the-scenes look at small towns in Oregon.  I decided to focus on small, sparsely populated towns.  It seems  the people in small towns are more connected to one another; they are friends, they celebrate local events and holidays together.  I like the sense of community.  During the summer of 2013, I traveled throughout Oregon and photographed rodeo events and parades. I was amazed to see hundreds of happy faces from the city and local counties who came to participate in these events.  Competition for cowboys can last a second or the lucky ones can ride a horse or bull for a full eight seconds.  Tears, happiness, broken bones are all a part of the rodeo experience.   The crowds, full of anticipation, come to the rodeo to cheer and wait for more thrills and excitement.

I grew up in Lithuania.  We knew nothing about the American Wild West.. Occasionally we saw a cheesy Hollywood movie featuring fights between cowboys and native americans. 

I now live in Oregon. I wanted to learn more about American cowboys. I decided to photograph Rodeo's; a behind-the-scenes look at small towns in Oregon.  I decided to focus on small, sparsely populated towns.  It seems  the people in small towns are more connected to one another; they are friends, they celebrate local events and holidays together.  I like the sense of community.

During the summer of 2013, I traveled throughout Oregon and photographed rodeo events and parades. I was amazed to see hundreds of happy faces from the city and local counties who came to participate in these events.

Competition for cowboys can last a second or the lucky ones can ride a horse or bull for a full eight seconds. Tears, happiness, broken bones are all a part of the rodeo experience. The crowds, full of anticipation, come to the rodeo to cheer and wait for more thrills and excitement.

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 I grew up in Lithuania.  We knew nothing about the American Wild West.. Occasionally we saw a cheesy Hollywood movie featuring fights between cowboys and native americans.   I now live in Oregon. I wanted to learn more about American cowboys. I decided to photograph Rodeo's; a behind-the-scenes look at small towns in Oregon.  I decided to focus on small, sparsely populated towns.  It seems  the people in small towns are more connected to one another; they are friends, they celebrate local events and holidays together.  I like the sense of community.  During the summer of 2013, I traveled throughout Oregon and photographed rodeo events and parades. I was amazed to see hundreds of happy faces from the city and local counties who came to participate in these events.  Competition for cowboys can last a second or the lucky ones can ride a horse or bull for a full eight seconds.  Tears, happiness, broken bones are all a part of the rodeo experience.   The crowds, full of anticipation, come to the rodeo to cheer and wait for more thrills and excitement.
Burns-21.Print.jpg
Hermiston-16-print.jpg
Hermiston-28-print.jpg
Joseph-09.Print.jpg
Tygh Valley-1-print.jpg
Tygh valley-03-print.jpg
Pendleton-17.Print.jpg
Pendleton2010-01.jpg
Rodeo-51.print.jpg
Pendleton2010-03.Print.jpg
Hermiston-07-print.jpg
Joseph-22.Print.jpg
Joseph-21.Print.jpg
Pendleton-08.Print.jpg
Pendleton2010-05.Print.jpg
Pendleton-06.Print.jpg
Pendleton2010-27.Print.jpg
Joeph-16.Print.jpg
Joseph-36-print.jpg
Tygh valley-02-print.jpg
Color test.jpg
Prineville-03.Print.jpg
Tygh valley-07-print.jpg
Prineville-06.Print.jpg
Burns-16.Print.jpg
Tygh valley-11-print.jpg
JordanV-14.jpg
JordanV-21.jpg
JordanV-13.jpg
JordanV-23.jpg

I grew up in Lithuania.  We knew nothing about the American Wild West.. Occasionally we saw a cheesy Hollywood movie featuring fights between cowboys and native americans. 

I now live in Oregon. I wanted to learn more about American cowboys. I decided to photograph Rodeo's; a behind-the-scenes look at small towns in Oregon.  I decided to focus on small, sparsely populated towns.  It seems  the people in small towns are more connected to one another; they are friends, they celebrate local events and holidays together.  I like the sense of community.

During the summer of 2013, I traveled throughout Oregon and photographed rodeo events and parades. I was amazed to see hundreds of happy faces from the city and local counties who came to participate in these events.

Competition for cowboys can last a second or the lucky ones can ride a horse or bull for a full eight seconds. Tears, happiness, broken bones are all a part of the rodeo experience. The crowds, full of anticipation, come to the rodeo to cheer and wait for more thrills and excitement.

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