European Cowboy

European Cowboy is an ongoing project about rodeo culture in Europe. The project depicts a close-knit community of young European men from France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy and the United Kingdom, seeking freedom and heroism within a lifestyle based on elements of the American West. In addition to their cowboy looks, these European Cowboys practice bull riding and bronc riding, two parts of the classic (American) rodeo and also the most dangerous sport in the world! Without fear or hesitation, they challenge fate by trying to ride a bucking bull or horse for 8 seconds. This defying fate only strengthens their bond and friendship during summer trips to rodeos across Europe, where they share joy, pain, friendship, failure, and success...

For more information on prints, publications, or the project itself, please contact me via info@bjornstaps.nl.





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