5 Lessons for an Angry Cowboy / by Eric Beteille

From my submission today to the 2014 Telluride Photo Festival contest.

  1. If you don't want your photo taken at the Cowboy Festival, don't go to the Cowboy Festival.
  2. A sign on your tent charging passersby $25 to take your picture (or $100 "if I catch you trying to sneak one") is not a binding contract.
  3. One of the best ways to pique a photographer's interest is to demand he not take pictures.
  4. In appeals for justice in such matters, don't start with the photographer's wife.
  5. Especially if she's wearing reflective sunglasses.