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Eye On Texas: Bull Riding for Amateurs

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Looking for a fresh angle on an old story, I found a bull-riding school for kids that takes place twice a year in New Caney, Texas, 45 minutes north of Houston. At the weekend class that I photographed, students came from as far away as Canada. Most had never ridden a bull before but felt a calling to give it a try. Students were outfitted with the requisite equipment and taught how to improve their bull-riding technique by studying video of their attempts. I shot everything using a medium-format Hasselblad film camera.

See more of Austin photographer Eric Kayne's work at www.erickayne.com.

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