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Jim Storm’s “Ain’t My First Rodeo: The Show” Opens December 1st at Beyond Baroque

Two years ago Cultural Weekly’s own multi-talented writer/ photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher first introduced actor/photographer Jim Storm’s rodeo photography.  No introduction would be complete without expressing sincere gratitude to Alexis for her encouraging support.

Now,  the  much anticipated photography exhibit, “Ain’t My First Rodeo:  The Show,” is right around the corner. The show’s opening reception with Mr. Storm will take place on December 1st from 4-7 pm at Beyond Baroque in Venice, California.  The exhibit will remain on display through December 30th and includes a five year retrospective labor of love as a stunning visual.   Having just celebrated it’s own 50th Anniversary, Beyond Baroque is a a unique and extraordinary Literary / Arts Center which has become a leading outstanding forum for artists to share their work.

A stunning feature that sets this rodeo photography exhibit apart is Mr. Storm’s intriguing “behind the scenes” look at the American cowboy and the rodeo. “This rodeo thing has become a way of life!” says Storm, who has been drawn not only to the compelling action in the arena but also the lives of these men and women.  Storm creates a compelling look at what transcends the eye of the spectator and is captured eloquently through the eye of the lens.

The public is invited to share in the heroism that comes from the commitment and dedication of these courageous men and women to keep our country’s tradition of the American Western Rodeo alive.

Until the opening on December 1st,  here’s a heartwarming peak at  Jim Storm’s personal passion and approach to share the lives of the many that make our country great.  The photographs which  follow are a compelling  preview sampling of his rodeo photography,  that clearly show it “Ain’t ‘His’ First Rodeo”.

Beyond Baroque is located at 681 N. Venice Blvd in Venice, California 90291.  Admission to the event is free. All are welcome.

Jim Storm; Pecos; Texas; West of the Pecos Rodeo; Cowboy; Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm at the Buck Jackson Arena during the “West of the Pecos Rodeo” in Pecos, Texas. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Jim Storm; Amarillo; Texas

Photographer Jim Storm at the Will Rogers Range Riders Rodeo in
Amarillo, Texas on July 4, 2018. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Jim Storm; photographer; Canadian; Texas'; 2018; Rodeo; Photo by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm at the 130th anniversary of the historic Canadian, Texas Fourth of July Rodeo. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Photographer Jim Storm; Woodland Park Rodeo; UTE Stampede Rodeo; 2018; Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm at the Ute Trail Stampede Rodeo in Woodland Park, Colorado. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Photographer Jim Storm; Rodeo; Gunnison,; Colorado; 2018; Photograph by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm at the Cattlemen’s Days Rodeo in Gunnison, Colorado. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Photographer Jim Storm; Rodeo Clown; Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo; Colorado; 2018: Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm speaks with the Rodeo Clown at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo in Colorado. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Photographer Jim Storm spends time getting to know the cowboys' stories before photographing them. This cowboy was competing in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo in Colorado. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

Photographer Jim Storm spends time getting to know the cowboys’ stories before photographing them. This cowboy was competing in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo in Colorado. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

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Photographer Jim Storm at the 2018 100th Annual Crow Fair Celebration Powwow and Rodeo at Crow Agency, Montana. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

 

Photographer Jim Storm; Cowboy; Helmville; Rodeo; Montana; 2018; Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto

Photographer Jim Storm enjoyed speaking to an upcoming rodeo cowboy at the 54th annual Helmville Labor Day Rodeo in Montana. Photography by Valerie Pronio-Stelluto.

Here’s a small sample glimpse of the stunning rodeo photographs taken by Jim Storm.

Cowboy; Rodeo

Full of courage and commitment, the cowboy arrives to his next rodeo. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Cowboy; Rodeo

The Stretch before the Ride. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Cowboy; Rodeo; Chaps

The rodeo cowboy and the much anticipated “Eight Seconds” of hard-earned glory. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Cowboy; rodeo; cowboy shute

The moment of truth before the ride. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Cowboy; steer wrestling

Cowboy steer wrestling. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Rodeo; saddle bronc; cowboy

A hard way to make a living but the glory is the buckle. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Rodeo; Cowgirl; Barrel Racer; Photo by Jim Storm

Woman’s Barrel Racing: Exquisite precision and the race against time. Photography by Jim Storm.

 

Cheyenne Frontier Day; Wyoming; Rodeo; Culturalweekly.com

Jim Storm and Valerie Pronio-Stelluto shown photographing “behind the scenes” at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. The “Daddy of ‘Em All”. Photography compliments of Vicki Baker.

Top Photo:  Saddle bronc cowboy preparing for his “Eight Seconds” in the Rodeo Arena. Photograph by Jim Storm.  Mr. Storm may be reached at jimstormphotography@gmail.com.  His website is www.jimstormphotography.net

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