Ben Sklar is a professional award winning photographer who lives and works in Austin, Texas where there is the best barbecue in the world, a perpetual drought, and everyone is a musician. Ben spent his early years in Baton Rouge but grew up in Austin, the only place where â€˜hippies and cowboysâ€™ can be friends.
If you ever visited Texas, then you have probably seen a Pumpjack. These fantastic â€œnodding donkeysâ€ as theyâ€™re nicknamed, are used to mechanically lift oil out of wells and are plentiful in oil-rich areas across the state. Ben Sklar was inspired from them so he created an amazing photo series called â€œPumpjackâ€ in which he takes pictures of decorated oil pumps around the state.