The Conquering Hero, Rodeo Austin – Austin, Texas

I was doing street photography, documenting the conquering hero who won this prize. What did he conquer? A carnival game, of course, successfully shooting the requisite baskets. The couple spotted me taking pictures, and I pivoted — offering to make a portrait for them.

Like many pictures on the street, we have questions and form stories. Is the young woman his girlfriend? Did he win the prize for her, or is he keeping it?

I didn’t realize until later that the young man was the same person looking at his smartphone in the picture from two days ago. I don’t see the woman in that photo, so she must have arrived later.

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Last Update: 06/29/2024