Oil Pumps, pumpjacks, or more appropriately, Nodding Donkeys as they are locally called can be seen across oil rich Texas. Often, the donkeys will find themselves decorated with cutouts. Austin based photographer Ben Sklar had been seeing the pumpjacks for a long time, and never thought of them beyond the role of tourist snapshots.
Recently, the photographer decided the ‘nodding donkeys’ needed some photographic attention. He went around the small town of Luling, photographic the pumpjacks in their signature style.