Vaqueros
Two urban cowboys outside The Skellig in Waltham


During a recent evening on the always eclectic Moody Street in Waltham, MA, among the college students sporting tshirts and baseball hats, two men wearing spurs and cowboy hats came jangling down the sidewalk. With local Hispanic, Brazilian, and Indian populations in the area its common to see an odd mix of cultures, but these two wranglers looked like they just fell off the ranch.

In Spanish, I asked if they wouldn't mind if I took their picture, and they replied with exuberance that two other people had also just taken their photo, and they couldn't believe how popular they were suddenly. I told them how the photography school is just down the street and its common for students to roam the area in search of material, and I just hit the jackpot.