Laurence Watts / Looking West — Special Edition with Print
Looking West, by Laurence Watts, is a photographic work that examines performative masculinity in Australian Rodeo subculture and the iconography of the Cowboy. It aims to destabilise notions of masculine identity by revealing its construction through social performance. The series is underpinned by a semi-narrative throughline of ‘searching for the cowboy’. This search finds that long after the West has been won, and the Frontier closed, the Cowboy exists as a set of visual cultural ideals through which masculinity is articulated in Rodeo sub-culture, utilising the sartorial codes of the Western hat, boots, shirt and belt buckle.
Second Expanded Edition
Softcover with slipcase
27.6 x 23 cm, 72 pages
Special Edition includes a pigment print, 25 x 20 cm
Edition of 25
Book and print signed