Clasen has been actively photographing cowboys for decades. Although he
spent 12 years contributing to the Marlboro Man ad compaigns,
he has spent many more years working with real, working cowhands as they
herd horses for his many fine art photographs. One thing that struck him
time after time is the way they all hold their hand when working a herd.
He determined to catch it on film, and when he did, it became a true
work of art. The hands, perfectly poised, enclosed in gloves that were
broken in a long time ago. The textures of the saddle leather, the rope,
the worn jacket - and the ultimate simplicity and elegance of it all.
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Norm Clasen Western Artwork |