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“Looking West” by Photographer Laurence Watts

Originally from London and currently based in Orange, New South Wales, Australia, photographer Laurence Watts explores what he describes as “performative masculinity in Australian Rodeo subculture” in his recent series, “Looking West”. He elaborates:

“The work proposes that long after the West has been won, and the Frontier closed, the Cowboy exists as a set of visual cultural ideals through which masculinity is articulated in Rodeo sub-culture, utilizing the sartorial codes of the Western hat, boots, shirt and belt buckle.” 

See more from “Looking West” below!

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