Moments after this photo was captured, he raced off to gather a few stray cattle. He isn’t big enough yet to get his feet in the stirrups, he is usually riding his own horse, with no saddle. There are only but a few young men in this small town that will carry on the traditions, this is the future of the Las Pampas gaucho. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph him for a few years now. Each year his skills are progressing and his tasks becoming more important. I hope to see them again this year. This image was shot assignment for an upcoming film Finding Fontinalis.
Today marks a day that will forever be etched in the history books of time. A day when the voice of the few who stood up to the big-pocketed tyrants that closed over 400 public rivers and streams were finally heard. Today marks the day when honorable Judge Pullan ruled that HB 141 is in fact unconstitutional! Today marks the day when Utah’s public rivers and streams were freed and returned to their rightful owner, everyone.
Thank you to all those people, families, attorneys, editors, manufactures, and those defenders who lurk in the shadows for you’re hard work, sacrifice, blood, sweat and tears. So many of you gave, donated, consulted, consoled, believed in and supported this movement to fight the good fight and to take a stand for public stream access and rights. I couldn’t be more proud of you all for coming together for the greater good.
For now, the battle was won, many more to come. Remain vigilant. The time to get involved is NOW!
And that is a wrap! — Behind the scenes images from the Pure Fishing shoot. We had a great time in Yosemite National Park. It was inspiring to be amongst the same landscape that has influenced so many of my own personal heroes. Many thanks to all those who helped make this possible: the outfitter, the anglers, the park staff and a big thanks to Mother Nature!