The Black And White Project on Google+ featured a challenge this week titled “Tools of the Trade.”
While I was working on the next issue of USHJA In Stride magazine on Friday, editing and writing articles, managing freelancers and attending conference calls, I took a short break to set up this shot.
As an equestrian journalist, I could have included so many more tools: my computer, iPhone, copies of the magazines, programs, prize lists and other materials my work is published in, or even the mints I use to get horses’ ears forward for photos.
But, really, the story can be told much more simply with a camera, a set of spurs and my name tag. These three items I decided to photograph quickly and cleanly tell the story of my vocation and avocation.