Fine copy. While growing up in Wyoming, style obsessed photographer Lisa Eisner became fascinated with fashion. The sparkle of rodeo queens, visions in rhinestones and sequins perched on big powerful horses, dazzled and inspired her into a career as a fashion editor. In 1994, Lisa went More…home and began to capture the beauty and strength of the women in rodeo in these intimate, vibrant and often humorous photographs. This collection of rich American imagery evokes all the brilliance and majesty of the West, shifting attention from the usual cast of characters, the cowboys, to the unsung heroes, the rodeo girls. Orchestrated by designer Dimitri Levas, this book makes you want to dress up in denim and diamonds, mount a horse and ride off into the sunset, or at the very least, sit up and shout where is my tiara?!
There’s a saying, ‘When a girl from Wyoming ends up traveling around the world she’s got to have a story.’ Well, this is Lisa Eisner’s story. Her book of photographs is like Frank Capra goes John Ford. Lisa’s pride in her neighbors, mixed with her warmth and glamorous wit, makes you want to raise your martini glass and toast her.