Portraits of Charreada

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Mario Villasenor diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

Mario Villasenor diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

San Antonio’s own Charreada is the kind of event that makes our city unique, something San Antonio has that can’t be found in other major cities north of the border. That’s why I asked my good friend and portrait photographer, Josh Huskin to come out and experience the charreada, knowing he would turn in stellar results. Josh took the approach of taking portraits, as he does best. Carrying an extendable light stand with a bare flashbulb sitting firmly on the top, Josh set up and fired away as riders entered the stadium. The result: truly beautiful portraits of the performers and their loyal horses.

Salome Gonzalez sits on top of her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Salome Gonzalez sits on top of her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Ricardo Sandoval diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

Ricardo Sandoval diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

Luis del Bosque poses with his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Luis del Bosque poses with his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A horse pokes it's head out of a black curtain. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A horse pokes it’s head out of a black curtain. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Juan Tovar poses near the stables with his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Juan Tovar poses near the stables with his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A charra poses on her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A charra poses on her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A charro gallops through the sandy landscape. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A charro gallops through the sandy landscape. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A charro smiles as he looks ahead. Photo by Scott Ball.

A charro smiles as he looks ahead. Photo by Scott Ball.

A young charra poses on her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

A young charra poses on her horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

David poses near a water jug. Photo by Josh Huskin.

David poses near a water jug. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Daniel sits high on top of his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Daniel sits high on top of his horse. Photo by Josh Huskin.

Mario Villasenor diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

Mario Villasenor diptych. Photos by Josh Huskin.

Top Image: Mario Villasenor diptych.  Photos by Josh Huskin. 

 

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