Thursday, October 27, 2011
Making the Shoe Fit...
It's my turn in the photo column rotation again. Having been short a photographer for nearly a year now it's getting tougher to come up with decent ideas that I like. So I've resorted to cruising craigslist to drum up some ideas for my old standby, people with unusual/interesting jobs. That's how I came across RJ Little. He's a farrier, he shoes horses and trims their hooves. I had actually found another one a little earlier but he wasn't from the area. So, I called him up and after talking to him for a bit he told me he'd be working on a bunch of horses on Monday.
This actually really worked out well, given that I'd be able to spend most of the day hanging out and shooting photos. It take about an hour per horse and I shot RJ working on about five different horses. The first one I got a bunch of safe shots and seeing how he works and the whole process he goes through. after that I could anticipate what he was doing and be ready for each step. It was really cool seeing the way he worked and how good he is with the horses. It made for a really fun story to shoot and was a nice change from shooting sports once in a while.