I had never heard the term 'quail rigs' before, however, Lokey’s photography of the quail on the front and back pages of the book are magnificent and his portraits of the ranch hands as well as the depictions of the vast countryside capture for me the harsh beauty and allure that the areas have for the owners and those who live there. Lokey is indeed a gifted artist whose keen eye was able to capture and reveal to the viewer a sense of place and of history and of a world unknown to many.
by artist : Kathryn Rabinow
Apparently in Texas they take their quail hunting pretty seriously
Okay, make that very seriously -- so seriously that they outfit trucks, jeeps, quads, even vintage sedans with everything you could possibly need for the hunt. Lokey's book "Texas Quail Rigs" profiles this unique intersection of car and hunting culture with beautiful photographs of more than 120 quail rigs, lending insight into this odd way of life. And while quail hunting is diminishing in Texas as game and participants dwindle, this book serves as a record preserving the extreme lenghts hunter go to get the bird. So whether you're a hunter yourself, or just and avid admirer of automotive subcultures, you're going to want this book on your coffee table.
BY THE LEADING BUYERS GUIDE FOR MEN: UNCRATE.COM
PUT TEXAS QUAIL RIGS IN THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL
A. Lokey’s Texas Quail Rigs is a remarkable new photo book about open-air trucks and sedans modified to a singular purpose: the hunting of very small birds across great tracts of land with varying amounts of style and (mostly) overwhelming force. Though one might argue that overwhelming force is the American style, what distinguishes these quail rigs is the breadth of the forms they take. Laid bare in the expository magazine style with which Lokey composes his shots, the images inhabit an alluring yet tortured valley between Car and Driver and National Geographic photographs.
BY MOSTAFA HEDDAYA: HYPERALLERGIC.COM