SANDY CARSON - I've Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart





Saturday, September 28 at 5 PM

speaking & signing
I've Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart








I’ve Always Been a Cowboy in My Heart is Carson’s outsider's observations of the weird happenstances that present itself on the great American road trip, as seen through the wide eyes of a Scotsman. After relocating from his native homeland of Scotland in the 90's, he has now spent half his life in Texas. This 12-year project chronicles his fascination with everyday occurrences in the social landscape and explores the spaces between clarity and imperfection, composing a personal slice of America. 
When put into a photographic context, the aesthetics convey recurring visions of scrutiny, Scottish humor, absurdity and empathy, transforming the most banal scenarios into a nostalgic connection for Carson to his background.


Sandy Carson (b. 1972) is a Scottish photographer, cinematographer, cyclist and musician who emigrated to the United States in 1993 to pursue a career as a bike rider after college and having toured in bands. He then enjoyed a 15 year career traveling the world professionally as a sponsored BMX rider, where he honed his skills as a photographer. Carson's commercial work is published in The New York Times, Aperture, Bicycling, PDN, The Guardian, The Oxford American, The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and MIT Technology Review. His commercial clients include Kodak, Virgin, Nike, Red Bull, ESPN, NPR, Disney, Sailor Jerry and Atlantic Records.

His accolades include 4 times Best Art Photographer in the Austin Chronicle critics awards and top 10 in the prestigious Pilkington Prize in 2015. He is also a finalist in the 2018 Photolucidia Critical Mass top 50 with BJP OpenWalls Arles Editors pick and is the recipient of several funding grants for his on-going bodies of work.

In addition to photography, he still rides bikes for FAIRDALE and makes music for IGLOMAT in Austin, Texas, where he recently founded Cardinal Press- an indie label that publishes local artists' zines, books and records.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 5:00pm
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I've Always Been A Cowboy In My Heart Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949608083
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yoffy Press - September 1st, 2019

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