Cowboy Boots on Page 66

Yesterday, I found this photo buried in my cel phone.

In big round numbers, Marty photographed 300 pairs of boots for our book…over 10,000 digital images. Marty shot anywhere from 10 to 30 pictures for every pair.

Marty used nothing but natural light. In Austin, I held up a piece of foiled foam-core to bounce back the sunshine on a overcast day.

Man, it was cold in Austin. Cold and windy. I get cold again just looking at this picture. I think Marty spent the whole day on his knees or lying on his stomach in the dirt.

Here’s the finished photo…

Boot by Janet Stoddard (Chicago, IL)