Thursday, November 12, 2009

Inside the book: Lovin' That Lone Star Flag

"Cowpuncher" (Ron Sitton, Fort Worth Stockyard), 2002

Texans sure do love their state, and E. Joe Deering has the pictures to prove it.

As a staff photographer for the Houston Chronicle, the author of Lovin' That Lone Star Flag said he was struck by how often he spotted the image of the Texas flag emblazoned on buildings, vehicles, barn doors, and other places.

"Belt Buckle" (Jesse Campos, Houston), 2004

Called "flagotography," E. Joe's images have graced the pages of the Chronicle and prompted an exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.

Want to win a free copy of E. Joe's book? Submit your best, unique lead (snap a pic, if you can) by Nov. 19 for a chance to score your copy. E. Joe will choose!

"Lone Spur" (Dana Nelson, Hempstead), 2004

His shot of your "flagotography" may even be featured in his next book!