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Kenneth LeRose: The Traveling Texas Photographer

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Last year, Kenny bought a 2018 Airstream Bambi travel trailer, and it’s now his only home. He describes the 16-foot trailer as, “cozy, not claustrophobic.” He and Sabu, his beloved rescue Pit Bull, tour the lower 48 states photographing whatever Kenny fancies. He sets up one-man shows as he moves from place to place and displays his work in his small trailer. People listen with fascination as he describes his home, work, and lifestyle.

Kenneth LeRose: The Traveling Texas Photographer

Photo: KRL Photo

Kenny has explored Texas six or seven times over the last decade, but his first taste of Texas came after his visit to the Golden Gate Bridge. He drove straight through from California to Lubbock—a total of 22 hours. Arriving here, he found the Texas accent “interesting.” He soon grew used to the way Texans speak and now treasures the inflections. He also appreciates the people. He says they are “likeable and Texas friendly.” After Lubbock, he bounced from Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, but the Texas Hill Country holds his heart.

His favorite place in Texas is the Guadalupe River. Springtime in the Texas Hill Country is his chosen Texas season. He exclaims with enthusiasm, “It’s magical.” Bluebonnets add to the charming landscapes, and Kenny can’t get enough of them. Kenny listens with pleasure as Texans talk about bluebonnets. He says, “Texans take pride in their state flower and are excited to tell others about their beautiful state, especially the bluebonnets. I’ve seen their eyes light up when they describe the fields of blue.”

Kenneth LeRose: The Traveling Texas Photographer
Photo: KRL Photo

Moving about in his small trailer is a challenge. When he bought the Airstream, he’d never driven a trailer and didn’t know how to hitch it to his jeep or how to back it up. A constant worry is battery energy. Will he have heat or A/C? Will food spoil? Can he access Wi-Fi? However, the rewards outweigh the challenges. He feels the call of adventure is exciting and welcomes the idea of not knowing where to plan his next destination, but his motor home limits him. He can’t go to Alaska or Hawaii, but there are numerous other vistas awaiting him. His schedule, or lack thereof, enables him to stay in place as long as he wants and wait for the right conditions to photograph the desired image.