March 24, 2021
More treasures from Buckeye Blake and his collection of Gladwell Richardson photographs. Let's just take a gander at the wonderful hats on the heads of these stylin' Navajo hombres.
In my opinion, nobody sports more magnificent headgear than the old time Navajos. So confident and so cool, each one slightly different and unique.
Now, look at this street scene in Flagstaff with a camera crew no doubt filming the ribaldry of the annual Navajo Pow Wow.
Notice how everyone looks time stamped to that era, except for this one dandy, right here.
Snazzy Yazzie is what I would call him, while Buckeye opts for Jazzy Yazzie. Either way the guy looks timeless, cutting a fine figure in any era.
And, if you want goat ropers, Gladwell's got you covered.
Both Buckeye and I love to study the way light hits the brim and crown of a hat and this close up on a crowd photo is ideal for that.
And, here's my take on that.
There's a bunch more where these came from and we are planning on doing a photo feature on them in an upcoming issue of True West.
"If you want to see what your body will look like tomorrow, look at your thoughts today."
—Old Navajo Saying