Yes my friends, that is World Champion Cowboy Trevor Brazile. And yes, he is standing on top of the Venetian Resort. Yes, you read that right. He is ON TOP of the hotel over looking the Las Vegas Strip. Like above it all. On a set of step ladders and scaffolding, surrounded by a group of very worried, maybe even frightened hotel staff, rodeo management, security guards and others wondering if this was a bright thing to do… Isn’t that what they make Photoshop for?
This is not your ordinary photo shoot. You or I could never get to have this shot. But in the world of Las Vegas, if you have the “Juice”, you can get That Shot. The man with that kind of juice is my good friend Tom Donoghue and this shoot was for a sponsor of The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).
So when one of the sponsors of one of the biggest sporting events in Las Vegas says they want their number one cowboy to be shot in someplace extra special, the people who make Las Vegas tick will move heaven and earth to get That Shot. With Tom, they got the shots they want and need.
This was from last year and I begged tom to give me a peak after they shot it all. But he could not. Finally, with the 2015 NFR about to open, he sent it. By know, I am sure they are trying to figure out how to top this one. I actually had a hand in the 2013 shot. if you want, ask me about it sometime. Its a fun story to tell…
The 2015 National Finals Rodeo
On that note, I just wanted to let you all know that the 2015 National Finals Rodeo is about to kick off. I will be hunkered down in the Thomas and Mack media room for the next 10 days or so, helping with social media and internet marketing for other websites and reporters. Look for plenty of action on The Vegas Tourists Facebook page and twitter feeds.