Born in Iowa, raised in Arizona, educated and living in Utah, James Fain photographs rodeo and working cowboys in action as they compete or go about their daily chores of ranching, outfitting, and working horseback.
"I photograph the working cowboy very much like I do rodeo action. I photograph situations as they happen. I don't attempt to direct or set-up a scene, but rather anticipate movement of men and animals, react to and record the image as it happens"