Born from the iconic American West of the 19th century, Cowboy mythology embodies the ancient, archetypical hero journey: that of the reluctant frontier warrior who, despite the odds, heeds the call to carve out his future with bare, callused hands.
He is romanticized and idealized by those who crave freedom but are unable or unwilling to undertake the fierce struggle required to secure it.
The Wild West has vanished but Cowboy Attitude ("one against the world”) persists in the chaos streets, opulent penthouses and rural outbacks of America. Today's cowboys still live close to the ground, clawing at the edge of civilization. Consciously or not, they evoke an ancient spirit that connects us to a shared past and untold possibilities for the future.

There Will Be Blood, Napa, CA

The Silver Cowboy, Times Square, NYC

Erhu Player, Chinatown, San Francisco

The Swimmer, Aquatic Park, San Francisco

Sumo Exhibition, Japantown, San Francisco

California Republic, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

Theodore, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Zach, Nashville

Presenter, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Jerome and his Parakeet, San Francisco

Mariachi, Todos Santos, Baja California Sur

Lee Fields and the Expressions @ The Independent, San Francisco

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