WALKER PICKERING - ESPRIT DE CORPS

Walker Pickering - Esprit de Corps
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WALKER PICKERING - ESPRIT DE CORPS



Written by Jack Blocker
01 Monday 01st December 2014

Tumblr's provided once again, coughing up an incredible set of photos by a guy called Walker Pickering. He's a photographer from Lincoln, Nebraska, and his series, Esprit de Corps, charts the rituals and habits of collegiate marching bands.

It's a traditional, uniquely American, world that must require an ungodly level of passion and commitment. Which seems almost unfair, as the bands effectively play second-fiddle to a sporting spectacle - the events of which they punctuate with their performance. As most people turn up for the game, you wander what would happen if the band sacked it off and left their instruments at home.

But that's the thing about ingrained traditions: No one wants to picture their culture without them.

Check out Walker's website and his tumblr.

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